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KSU Ag Dean Speaks to Highland Class

KSU Ag Dean Speaks to Highland Class Dr. Christine Wilson, Assistant Dean in the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, addressed the Highland Community College agriculture orientation class on September 15.  Dr. Wilson outlined job opportunities in agriculture and various pr... read more »

Russian Student Makes Way to Highland

Russian Student Makes Way to Highland Ivan Baida is like many guys who grew up having a dream of playing big-time basketball.  The only difference is that Baida grew up in Tver, Russia, where basketball is not a big sport.  To play big-time basketball, he knew he needed to come to A... read more »

Highland Football Falls to Iowa Western

Highland Football Falls To Iowa Western The #2 ranked Iowa Western Reivers continued their dominance of the Highland Community College football team as the Scotties just couldn’t get their offense going on Saturday and fell at home by the final of 41-0.  After a first half being un... read more »

Highland Harriers Earn Early Season National Ranking

Highland Harriers Earn Early Season National Ranking Highland Community College women’s cross country coach Tom Bond has been notified that his team has moved into the early season national rankings at 21st place.  “I’m really happy for the girls because the team has en... read more »

Highland PTK to Sponsor Scream into the Night for Meals on Wheels

Highland PTK to Sponsor Scream into the Night for Meals on Wheels The Highland Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honorary society of two year colleges, is sponsoring Scream into the Night on Tuesday, October 28.  Scream into the Night will be a Hallowe... read more »

Highland Business Club to Commemorate 9/11

Highland Business Club to Commemorate 9/11 Members of the Highland Community College Business Club will be commemorating those who lost their lives in the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.  The Club will be hosting small receptions in the lobby of the Communications/Tec... read more »

Highland Officials Planning Homecoming 2014

Highland Officials Planning Homecoming 2014 Homecoming planning is well under way at Highland Community College as the College prepares to honor its Golden Graduates of 1964.   HCC Homecoming 2014 will be on Saturday October 11 when the Scotties will host the Tritons of Iowa Central... read more »

Building Trades House Going Up in Highland

Building Trades House Going Up in Highland Once the decision was made by Highland Community College officials to move the Building Trades program from Atchison to Highland, those officials began looking for a building site to construct the next house.  Every year, the program builds a ho... read more »

Highland Program Receives Walmart Grant

Highland Program Receives Walmart Grant For the last two years, Kim Bechtold, the Transfer Advisor for the Student Support Services program at Highland Community College, has sought support from the Walmart Foundation for activities conducted by the program.  And she has been successful.... read more »

Highland Women Run at Maple Leaf Invitational

Highland Women Run at Maple Leaf Classic The Highland Community College women's cross country ran their first meet at the Maple Leaf Invitational in Baldwin City on September 6 at Baker University. The Scottie women finished sixth overall and second against other community colleges in the... read more »

Scottie Harriers Finish Third at Northwest Missouri

Scottie Harriers Finish Third at Northwest Missouri The Highland Community College men’s cross country team finished as the third place team on Friday, September 5, at the Northwest Missouri State Open Meet. Highland finished with 81 team points behind team champion Northwest Missou... read more »

Highland Football Takes First Win of Season

Highland Football Takes First Win of Season After a short travel to Atchison, the Highland Community College football team took on the Raven Junior Varsity of Benedictine College on Wilcox Field and came away with a 42-7 victory to give first year head coach Aaron Arnold his first win. Wi... read more »

HCC 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame

HCC 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame The Highland Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce its 2014 candidate for induction in the Hall of Fame:  Paul Stanley Simmons. Simmons came to Highland after graduating from Midway High School in 1965. He went on from... read more »

Highland's Ware named All-Tournament

Highland’s Ware Named All-Tournament Briley Ware, a sophomore middle hitter on the Highland Community College volleyball team, was named to the RPK All-Tournament Team on August 22 and 23.  Ware, from Arkansas City and a graduate of Dexter High School, plays six rotations for the S... read more »

Highland Football Drops Season Opener at Garden City

Highland Football Drops Season Opener at Garden City Highland Community College first-year and first-time head coach Aaron Arnold won’t forget the 29-26 loss at Garden City on Saturday night anytime soon. Despite taking a loss in his first game, Arnold began his playing career at Garden... read more »

Highland Men's Track Team Honored for Academics

Highland Men’s Track Team Honored for Academics The men’s track and field team at Highland Community College was honored by the NJCAA Track and Field Coaches Association for academic excellence for the 2013-14 school year.  The men posted a 3.48 semester GPA, the 3rd highest ... read more »

HIghland Volleyball Team Honored by AVCA

Highland Volleyball Team Honored by AVCA The 2013 volleyball team at Highland Community College was recently honored with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Academic Award.  This award is given to teams that have a cumulative gpa of 3.3 or higher.  Volleyball team members K... read more »

Merrigan New Highland Baseball Assistant

Merrigan New Highland Baseball Assistant Josh Merrigan will start his first season with Highland Community College baseball as the Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator and will serve as the Camp Coordinator as well.  Before joining Highland baseball, he served as an Assistant Coach ... read more »

Highland Women to Continue Collegiate Track Careers

Highland Women to Continue Collegiate Track Careers Six graduating members of the Highland Community College women's track program have signed to continue their student athlete careers in track at the next level. One team member signed at the NCAA Division I level.  Krystal Cohrn... read more »

NJCAA Coaches Association Announces Academic All-Americans

NJCAA Coaches Association Announces Academic All-Americans The NJCAA Coaches Association has announced its Academic All American selections for the 2014 school year. The Highland Community College women’s track and field team placed 4th nationally and had eight members earn the honor. E... read more »

highland Easing Access to Technical Education

Highland Easing Access to Technical Education Bolstered by Kansas state legislation (SB 155) aimed at increasing the numbers of high school graduates with technical certifications and degrees for entering the job market, Highland Community College is informing area high school officials of re... read more »

Highland Athletic Teams in NATYCAA Top Twenty

Highland Athletic Teams in NATYCAA Top Twenty Highland Community College finished fourteenth in the nation among more than 400 other colleges in the annual National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators Cup standings in the NJCAA scholarship division.  The Cup standings ar... read more »

Highland Softball Players Sign with Universities

Highland Softball Players Sign with Universities Heidi Jordan, head softball coach at Highland Community College, has announced the signings of letters of intent to attend universities by seven of her sophomore players, with two more still considering offers.  Jordan’s Scottie soft... read more »

Highland Volleyball Hosting Camp

Highland Volleyball Hosting Camp Coaches and team members of the Highland Community College volleyball team are conducting a Volleyball Camp for girls entering grades 5-8 on July 19 in the Walters Wellness Center on the Highland campus.  The Camp will be a full day, starting at 9:00 am a... read more »

HCC Western Center Welding Program Gets Boost

HCC Western Center Welding Program Gets Boost The new Highland Community College Western Center in Baileyville began offering coursework this summer and has recently received notice that they were awarded funding through a grant from the federal Perkins Reserve Fund to establish the Industria... read more »

HCCTC Student Wins SkillsUSA Gold Medal

HCCTC Student Wins SkillsUSA Gold Medal Dustin Mortsolf, a Highland Community College Technical Center (HCCTC) student from Lansing, was the National Gold Medalist in the Diesel Equipment Technology competition held during the recent National SkillsUSA Conference.  SkillsUSA is a nationa... read more »

HCC Foundation Team Wins Scottie Classic

HCC Foundation Team Wins Scottie Classic Three years in to awarding a traveling trophy to the winner of the annual Scottie Classic Golf Tournament, Highland Community College head football coach Aaron Arnold was able to present the trophy to an “in-house” team sponsored by the HCC... read more »

Highland Women Athletes Earn Academic Honors

Highland Women Athletes Earn Academic Honors The NJCAA National Office recently announced the 2013-14 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year. The women's cross country and track teams at Highland Community College earned second in the country in Indoor Track, third in Outdoor Track, and fo... read more »

Highland's Paul Named All-American

Highland’s Paul Named All-American Justin Paul, an outfielder/pitcher on the Highland Community College baseball team, has been named to the Honorable Mention team of the 2014 NJCAA Division I Baseball All-Americans.  Only two other members of Jayhawk Conference teams were named to... read more »

Highland Volleyball to Host Summer Camp

Highland Volleyball to Host Summer Camp Highland Community College will host a summer volleyball camp for girls entering grades 5-8. The camp will be on Saturday, July 19th at the Walters Wellness Center from 9:30 am -- 5:30 pm. During this camp, the participants will learn skills and fundame... read more »

Highland Volleyball Sophomores Graduate with Honors

Highland Volleyball Sophomores Graduate with Honors The seven sophomore volleyball players at Highland Community College graduated this past Friday with their Associate degrees. McKayla Brezina (Seneca), Ashley Dishon (Horton), Courtney Galley (Olathe), Veronica Pitchford (Manhattan), Rachel ... read more »

Scottie Softball Season Stalls

Scottie Softball Season Stalls What started as an offensive show of power by the Highland Community College softball squad in the National Tournament slowly stalled to two straight defeats by one run in the rain-delayed format that had them playing three games in a single day.  The S... read more »

Scotties' Paul Earns Post-Season Honors

Scotties’ Paul Earns Post-Season Honors Highland Community College’s baseball outfielder, Justin Paul, a sophomore from Omaha, NE, was rewarded for his great season by being named First Team All-Conference, and was also voted on to the eleven player All Region VI Team which is mad... read more »

Scottie Softball Seeded Fourth at Nationals

On their fifth straight National Tournament appearance under Coach Heidi Jordan, the Highland Community College softball squad earned the fourth seed and will begin play on Wednesday, May 14, at 1:30 pm when they take on the 13 seed, Oakland Community College from Oakland County, Michigan.  ... read more »

Scottie Softball Seeded Fourth at Nationals

Scottie Softball Seeded Fourth at Nationals On their fifth straight National Tournament appearance under Coach Heidi Jordan, the Highland Community College softball squad earned the fourth seed and will begin play on Wednesday, May 14, at 1:30 pm when they take on the 13 seed, Oakland Communi... read more »

Highland Fans Support Scottie Softball

Highland Fans Support Scottie Softball At least a hundred fans of the Highland Community College softball team gathered in the parking lot of Hummer Sports Park in Topeka on Saturday to support the Scotties in the two preliminary games to the championship on Sunday.  Softball team parent... read more »

Scottie Softball Returning to Nationals

Scottie Softball Returning to Nationals The Scottie softball squad continued its conference and district dominance as it swept through the Division II District E championship in Topeka over the weekend, winning both games on Saturday and needing only one game on Sunday to be crowned the champ... read more »

Highland Hires Hunziger

Highland Hires Hunziger Lucas Hunziger of Basehor, who is currently the Industrial Technology Instructor at Easton USD 409, has been hired as the Director of Technical Education by Highland Community College.  Hunziger will be located in the HCC Technical Center in Atchison. A native... read more »

Highland's Wilson Named Track All-American

Highland’s Wilson Named Track All-American Highland Community College women’s track coach Tom Bond received word that Mandy Wilson (Auburn), a member of the Highland women’s track team, has been selected as a National Junior College Women's Track Coaches Association All ... read more »

Highland's Cohrn Qualifies for Track Nationals

Highland’s Corhn Qualifies for Track Nationals The Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to Liberty, MO for the William Jewell Invitational Track Meet and Krystal Corhn (Topeka) qualified for the National meet in the 100, winning the event in a 12.07.  C... read more »

Highland Women Named Basketball All-Americans

Highland Women Named Basketball All-Americans After winning back to back NJCAA Region VI titles and finishing second in the country this year, the Highland women’s basketball program landed three players on the NJCAA All-American teams.  Julia Alves (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Ashley Torr... read more »

Highland Holds PTK Inductions

Cutline: Highland Community College students and advisors pose following the PTK Formal Induction Ceremony.  Front row from left:  Annie Ross, Erin Clary, Wade Maddox, Nikki Boos, Kayla Bales, Terri Simmons, Ashley Lowe, Mackenzie King, Crystal Hoard, Lindsey Lierz Back row lef... read more »

Highland Parade Vehicles Come from Demolitions

Cutline:  Justin Hoskins stands with Hummer he restored as part of his Auto Collision classwork at the Highland Community College Technical Center. Highland Parade Cars Come from Demolitions For several years, Highland Community College president David Reist had the idea that a catch... read more »

Scotties Swept by Greyhound Baseball

Scotties Swept by Greyhound Baseball The Fort Scott Greyhounds used solid pitching and clutch hitting in sweeping the four game series with Highland as the Scotties continue to struggle in the midst of a nine game losing streak. In game one, played in Fort Scott, the Greyhounds scored fou... read more »

Highland Baseball Splits with #5 Neosho

 Highland Baseball Splits with #5 Neosho The Highland Community College baseball team traveled to Chanute to take on nationally fifth ranked Neosho County Community College before hosting the Panthers a day later.  Neosho used two big innings in sweeping Highland in Conference play ... read more »

Highland Women Named Basketball All-Americans

Highland Women Named Basketball All-Americans After winning back to back NJCAA Region VI titles and finishing second in the country this year, the Highland women’s basketball program landed three players on the NJCAA All-American teams.  Julia Alves (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Ashley Torr... read more »

Highland's Wilgers Qualifies for Nationals.

Highland’s Wilgers Qualifies for Nationals The Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to Emporia State on March 29 for the ESU spring open. Krista Wilgers (Palmer), in her first college outdoor meet, qualified for Nationals in the javelin with a throw of ... read more »

Highland Western Center Preparing to Open

Highland Western Center Preparing to Open Highland Community College is opening a Western Center in Baileyville to serve students in and around Nemaha and Marshall Counties – the western side of the College service area. Traditional and non-traditional students alike may choose to live ... read more »

Highland's Wilmarth Named Jayhawk Player of the Week

Cutline:  The Scotties’ Holly Wilmarth is the Player of the Week in the Jayhawk Conference. Highland's Wilmarth Named Player of the Week Highland Community College sophomore outfielder Holly Wilmarth (Maryville, MO) has been named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Confer... read more »

Highland Baseball Wins Over Labette

Highland Baseball Wins Over Labette Justin Paul (Omaha, NE) went twelve for nineteen, including six extra base hits and twelve RBIs in helping the Highland Community College baseball team take three out of four games over the Labette Community College. In game one on March 20 at Labette C... read more »

Scotties' Stewart Signs with Swedes

Cutline:  Highland sophomore Jasmine Stewart is joined by her mother, Melissa Ferguson, and head coaches Heidi Jordan (standing left) and Janice Esses. Scotties’ Stewart Signs with Swedes Scottie sophomore softball pitcher Jasmine Stewart (Olathe) has signed a National Letter o... read more »

Scottie Softball Starts Strong

Scottie Softball Starts Strong The Highland Community College softball team is off to another great start in the 2014 season. Currently, the Scotties are atop the Jayhawk Conference with a 15-1 record in Conference play, are 20-2 overall, and ranked fourth in the NJCAA poll. Offense has playe... read more »

Highland Women Come Up Short in Title Game Overtime

Cutline:  Ryann Bowser (right) and Julia Alves attack the Mesa defense in the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship game. Highland Women Come Up Short in Title Game Overtime The Highland Community College women’s basketball season concluded by going all the wa... read more »

Former Scottie Cagers Honored

Former Scottie Cagers Honored Three former members of Coach Jerre Cole’s Highland Community College men’s basketball teams were honored for their play on the basketball court this season.  Roderick Camphor (Baltimore, MD), Jarmar Gulley (Beaumont, TX), and DeAndre Upchurch (F... read more »

Highland Women Roll in First National Tournament Game

Highland Women Roll in First National Tournament Game Seeded second in the NJCAA Division II National Basketball Tournament, the Highland Community College women’s basketball team had no trouble in their opening game of the Tournament, rolling by the outmanned 15th seed, Essex County Co... read more »

Highland Women Qualify for National Track Meet

Highland Women Qualify for National Track Meet The Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to Park University in Parkville, MO, for their first outdoor meet of the year.  Two members of the team met the National Meet qualifying standards established by the NJCAA.&nbs... read more »

Scotties Split with Indy

Scotties Split with Indy The Highland Community College baseball team went 2-2 in Conference play this past week, winning home games 12-10 and 19-12 on Thursday, March 13, and then losing two games 2-3 and 6-7 on Saturday, March 15, on the road versus Independence Community College. In ga... read more »

Highland Baseball Sweeps Longview

Highland Baseball Sweeps Longview In their home opener, the Highland Community College baseball team erased a 12-0 deficit to take a 15-14 win in game two against Longview Community College, after winning game one 10-4 to complete a sweep in their first home games of the season. In game o... read more »

Highland Students Participate in Wichita Grand Opera

Cutline: Participants from Highland Community College pause in their rehearsal for the Wichita Grand Opera’s production of William Tell, from left:  Taylor Perez, Erin Dolecheck, Megan MecKinney, Dion’Te Granger, Chelsea Waite, Daniel Larrison, Keshana Cook, and instructor Shayna... read more »

Northeast Kansas Community Run/Walk Club

Northeast Kansas Community Run/Walk Club The Northeast Kansas Community Run/Walk Club has been organized as a free activity to promote health and fitness for any age.  The Run/Walk Club will be training for the Northeast Kansas Community Fun Run/walk 5k race in Highland on June 21 and ot... read more »

Scottie Women Earn All-Region Recognition

Scottie Women Earn All-Region Recognition Three members of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team have been named to the All-Region VI First Team, a fourth member of the team was named to the All-Region VI Second Team, and a fifth player earned Honorable Mention as the t... read more »

Highland Women Earn #2 Seed for National Tourney

Highland Women Earn #2 Seed for National Tourney Fresh off their back to back NJCAA Region VI championship, the women’s basketball team at Highland Community College earned the number two seed in the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The Tournament, to be held... read more »

Highland Women Compete in National Indoor Track Meet

Highland Women Compete in National Indoor Track Meet The Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to New York to compete in NJCAA National Indoor Track Meet and competed well. Mandy Wilson (Auburn) finished 5th and set a new College record in the 600 meter run.  Cryst... read more »

Highland Women Win Region Again

Highland Women Win Region Again The Highland Scotties women’s basketball team won back to back NJCAA Region VI championships after beating Johnson County Community College in the title game for the second straight year. The title game, held at Koch Arena in Wichita, was the third time t... read more »

Highland PTK Chapter Earns Honors

Cutline:  Highland PTK members and advisors attending the Regional Conference in Lawrence are, from left: Erin Clary, Mackenzie King, Deondre Harris, Thaina Dos Santos, Terri Simmons, Margy Heddens, and Harry Moeller. Highland PTK Chapter Earns Honors Members of the Alpha Zeta Gamma ... read more »

HCCTC Hosts Tractor Training

HCCTC Hosts Tractor Training The Highland Community College Technical Center recently hosted Heritage Tractor Apex training. On Wednesday, March 5, 15 area farmers attended this training session to learn the latest information and services for their machinery.  Businesses and industries ... read more »

Highland Sustainability Class Meets at Klinefelter Barn

Highland Sustainability Class Meets at Klinefelter Barn Cutline:  The Highland Community College class on Sustainability meets at the Klinefelter Barn to hear Dr. David Van Tassel from the Land Institute in Salina discuss sustainable grain crops.    ... read more »

Highland Nursing Programs Teach for Success

Highland Nursing Programs Teach for Success Faculty with the Highland Community College nursing program, located at the Technical Center in Atchison, use ”Teach for Success” as their motto, and, judging by the pass rates of their students, they are living up to that motto.  A... read more »

Cowley Sweeps Scotties

Cowley Sweeps Scotties Cowley College used the big inning each time in taking four games from Highland Community College in the Conference opener for both teams. In game one, the Tigers took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning where they took advantage of a two-out error to sc... read more »

Scottie Men Named to All-Conference Hoops Team

Scottie Men Named to All-Conference Hoops Team Two players from the Highland Community College men's team have been named to Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference 2013-14 Basketball All-Conference Team.  Named to the Eastern Division II men’s team were Martell Collins and... read more »

Scottie Women Named to All-Conference Hoops Team

Scottie Women Named to All-Conference Hoops Team Two players from  the Highland Community Collegewomen's  team have been named to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference 2013-14 Basketball All-Conference Team.  Named to the Eastern Division II women’s team wer... read more »

HCCTC Students Advance to National BPA Competition

HCCTC Students Advance to National BPA Competition Administrative Assistant and Medical Office Assistant students from Highland Community College Technical Center (HCCTC) will be attending the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2014 National Leadership Conference, “Accelerate Your ... read more »

Highland Baseball Wins Three of Four at Cloud County

Highland Baseball Wins Three of Four at Cloud County The Highland Community College baseball team traveled recently to Concordia where it won three out of four games in the Cloud County Tournament. On Friday, February 21, in game one versus host Cloud County, Taylor Hendrick (Springfield,... read more »

Highland Women Do Well at KU Track

Highland Women Do Well at KU Track After finishing second to Coffeyville at the Scottie Classic home meet, the Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to the University of Kansas for the Division I NJCAA Region VI Championship/KJCAA Conference Meet on Friday, February 21.... read more »

Highland Athletes Make Jayhawk All-Academic Teams

Highland Athletes Make Jayhawk All-Academic Teams Eighteen Highland Community College student athletes who participated in fall sports have been recognized by the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) for their academic accomplishments.  The student athletes were named to t... read more »

Highland Students Attend Theatre Conference

Highland Students Attend Theatre Conference   Two Highland Community College students joined theatre instructor Sam Smith to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 5 in Lincoln, NE from January 19-25.  Students Sami Berry, a sophomore from Fa... read more »

Highland Baseball Opens Season in Oklahoma

Highland Baseball Opens Season in Oklahoma The Highland Community College baseball team traveled to Poteau, Oklahoma over the weekend, splitting a four game series against Carl Albert State College. In game one, the Scotties scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning on RBIs by Ju... read more »

Highland Cross Country Women in Top 10

Highland Cross Country Women in Top 10 The women's cross country team at Highland Community College achieved a top ten academic team ranking for the recent 2013 season. Their 3.606 combined grade point average (gpa) placed them 6th in the country. Cuyahoga Community College was ... read more »

Highland Men Win Track & Field Scottie Classic

Scottie Men Win Track & Field Scottie Classic The Highland Community College men’s track and field team pulled out a strong team effort, taking first on February 15 at their home track meet, with nine schools participating.  Leading the way were National Qualifiers Rey Quinones... read more »

Softball 2015 Recruits

Lauren Crouch Catcher Bellevue, NE Bellevue West High School Accomplishments: Lauren was a four year starter for Bellevue West. During her career, she was named to the Nebraska Freshman State 1st Team, she was ... read more »

Highland Softball Ranked in First Poll

Highland Softball Ranked In First Poll After another record breaking season and a fourth straight NJCAA National tournament appearance last season, the Highland Community College softball team has been ranked fourth in the nation in the first poll of the 2014 season. This is the highest ranki... read more »

Highland's Collins Named NJCAA Player of the Week

Highland’s Collins Named National Player of the Week Highland Community College sophomore men’s basketball player Martell Collins was named the NJCAA Division II National Player of the Week for the week of January 27 to February 2.  Collins, a 6’4” sophomore from ... read more »

HIghland Volleyball to Hold Clinic

Highland Volleyball to Hold Clinic The Highland Community College volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball clinic for girls in grades 1-8 on February 22 at the Walters Wellness Center on the Highland campus.   Girls in grades 1-4 will participate in the clinic from 9:00 am to 11... read more »

Scottie Men Get Much Needed Win

Scottie Men Get Much Needed Win  The Highland Community College men’s basketball team picked up an important home victory on Saturday afternoon over the Brown Mackie Lions by the final of 75-62. The Scotties, 13-11 overall and 2-1 in Jayhawk Conference play, moved to 3-1 in Reg... read more »

Northeast Kansas All-Star Volleyball Match

The 2014 Northeast Kansas All Star Volleyball match has been set for March 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Allen Field House on the campus of Highland Community College.  Players from the Northeast Kansas area have been invited to participate.   The teams will play the best two out of three sets... read more »

Former Tennessee Vol Visits HCC

Former Tennessee Vol Visits HCC Former pitching standout Ivy Renfroe from the University of Tennessee made a stop at Highland Community College to conduct a pitching clinic this past weekend. Highland head coach Heidi Jordan worked along with Renfroe with nearly 75 athletes ranging in age fro... read more »

Highland Wine Named Best of Show

Highland Wine Named Best of Show During the Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association (KGGWA) Annual Conference, results were tabulated for the Taste of Kansas, the annual judging done by the KGGWA of Kansas wines, and Highland Community College’s Chambourcin Reserve, a dry red, w... read more »

Arnold Takes Over Highland Football

Arnold Takes Over Highland Football After three years as the Offensive Line Coach and Assistant Head Coach at Highland Community College, Aaron Arnold is now the Head Coach, replacing Ryan Held who took the head coaching position at NEO. In 2013 Arnold coached an offensive line unit that ... read more »

Baker to Lead New Highland Western Center

Baker to Lead New Highland Western Center Highland Community College has announced that Cara Baker has been hired as the Highland Western Center Coordinator.  She will be responsible for helping to create this new facility which will deliver technical education opportunities on the weste... read more »

Highland Football Signs DI

Highland Football Signs DI   Head coach Ryan Held has announced that nine members of the Highland Community College football squad have signed offers from Division I NCAA universities in the early signing period.  In addition to these nine, several more players are still conside... read more »

Highland Women Remain Undefeated

Highland Women Remain Undefeated As it enters the holiday break, for the second straight year, the Highland Community College women’s basketball team is off to a 16-0 start and currently ranked 3rd in the NJCAA national poll. The Scotties have wins over 14th ranked Cowley College an... read more »

Highland Softball to Conduct Clinics

Highland Softball to Conduct Clinics Heidi Jordan, head softball coach at Highland Community College, is providing a series of softball clinics designed to enhance the skills of area youth.  These clinics will be conducted in the Walters Wellness Center on the Highland campus, and intere... read more »

HCCTC Float Takes First Place in Parade of Lights

HCCTC Float Takes First Place in Parade of Lights Staff and students at the Highland Community College Technical Center once again participated in the annual Atchison Parade of Lights where they have placed well in the past and once again, did well by taking first place in the Business Divisi... read more »

Scottie Men Split with Top Ten Teams

Scottie Men Split with Top Ten Teams The Highland Community College men’s basketball team traveled to Beatrice, NE, over the weekend and picked up a big win over host Southeast Community College. The Scotties, 9-4 overall, defeated the #4 nationally ranked SCC Storm by the final of ... read more »

Highland Softball Adopts Family

Highland Softball Adopts a Family Members of the Highland Community College softball team decided to put extra effort into spreading the holiday cheer this year.  They have teamed up with faculty member Steve Wuerz to adopt a family from St. Joseph, MO.  Wuerz recently coordinated t... read more »

Highland Women Ranked in Top Five in First National Poll

Highland Women Ranked in Top Five in First National Poll The first official NJCAA poll of the season is out, and the Highland Community College women’s basketball team is ranked 4th in country. The Scotties are off to a 13-0 start after winning the Region championship last season over c... read more »

Highland to Hold Christmas Concert

Highland to Hold Christmas Concert Sounds of Home for the Holidays will be heard emanating from Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Highland Community College when the HCC vocal music groups will be joined by the band for two evenings of traditional Christmas music to start the holiday sea... read more »

Highland Harriers Finish Highest in History

Highland Harriers Finish Highest in History Coach Chad Clevenger’s Highland Community College men’s cross country team placed 17th in Fort Dodge, IA at the NJCAA Division I National Cross Country Championship which was hosted by Iowa Central Community College.  This is the hi... read more »

HCC Foundation Scholars complete community service project

Highland Community College Foundation Scholars Keshana Cook (Highland), Aisha Diveley (Highland), Krista Wilgers (Palmer), and Matthew Hastings (Hoyt) show off the newly painted merry-go-round at the Bellevue United Methodist Church.  The students scraped and painted the long-time fixture at... read more »

Highland Provides Food for Thanksgiving

Cutline:  Highland chemistry instructor Steve Wuerz is joined by Stacy Simmer, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, as they represent College employees who donated food for Thanksgiving in Doniphan County. Highland Provides Food for Thanksgiving ... read more »

Highland to Host Healthy Food Conference at Klinefelter Farm

Highland to Host Healthy Food Conference at Klinefelter Farm Community food producers, small and large, throughout Northeast Kansas are invited to the Brown County Healthy Food Conference hosted by Highland Community College, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Northeast Kansas, o... read more »

Highland Softball Looks to Build on Fall Success

Highland Softball Looks to Build on Fall Successful Highland Community College head softball coach Heidi Jordan was hoping to see big things out of her team during the unofficial fall season. A very tough fall schedule was put together to challenge her sophomore laden squad. The Scotties face... read more »

Highland Joins Naitonal Effort to Train Older Workers for New Jobs

Highland Joins National Effort to Train Older Workers for New Jobs Highland Community College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored ... read more »

Bluegrass and Cajun Music Next Fusion Concert

Bluegrass and Cajun Music Next Fusion Concert Area folks will have the chance to enjoy the music of two bands from their geographic neighbor to the east (Columbia, MO) when Ironweed and Swampweed provide two hours of foot stompin’ sounds in the second performance of the Fusion Concert S... read more »

Highland Volleyball Earns Post-Season Honors

Highland Volleyball Earns Post-Season Honors Members of the Highland Community College volleyball team received post-season honors at the Jayhawk Conference meeting in Iola, KS.  Middle hitter McKayla Brezina (Seneca) was selected to the 2nd Team All Conference as well as 1st Team All-Di... read more »

Highland Women Continue to Roll

Highland Women Continue to Roll The Highland Community College women’s basketball team beat conference foe Cowley College Saturday afternoon by the score of 77-55 to go 4-0, but it wasn’t an easy row to hoe. The Scotties got into an early 0-7 hole and 2-9 early in the game. The Sc... read more »

Highland Places 12 on All-Conference Teams

Highland Places 12 on All-Conference Teams Ryan Held, head coach of the Highland Community College football team, recently received notice of the selection of his players to first team, second team, and honorable mention Kansas Jayhawk Community College All-Conference as a cap to his second s... read more »

Highland's Hoard Runs Well

Highland’s Hoard Runs Well Crystal Hoard, a sophomore from Randolph, finished her Highland Community College cross country career with an 86th place finish at the NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championship. The meet was hosted by Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA. In the... read more »

Scottie Men Move to 3-0

Scottie Men Move to 3-0 The Highland Community College men’s basketball team continued its winning ways with two easy wins this past weekend in the Kansas City Kansas Community College Classic Tournament. The Scotties, 3-0 overall, defeated On Point Academy on Friday afternoon by th... read more »

Scottie Women Handle USM

Scottie Women Handle USM The Highland Community College women’s basketball team was behind for the first time this season as the University of St. Mary jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the early going Tuesday night. From that point, the Scotties went on 50-8 run to lead at the half 52-14. Th... read more »

Scottie Women Win

Scottie Women Win The Highland Community College women’s basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with two wins in the Bill and Annie Mueller Classic this past weekend, beating Doane, Nebraska 90-39 on Friday and Iowa Lakes 92-39 on Saturday. The Scotties, currently ranked #8 in th... read more »

Scottie Men Roll Eagles for First Hoops Win

Scottie Men Roll Eagles for First Hoops Win The Highland Community College men’s basketball team rolled to their first win of the 2013-14 season with a 78-53 home win over the Central Methodist University Junior Varsity Eagles. The Scotties, 1-0 overall, used a strong first half to ... read more »

Scottie Season on Gridiron Ends at Butler

Scotties Season on the Gridiron Ends at Butler The Highland Community College football team ended their best season ever as a member of the Jayhawk Conference on Sunday afternoon in El Dorado, falling by the final score of 38-7 to the #8 ranked Butler Grizzlies. The Scotties finish the se... read more »

Highland Cross Country Heads

Highland Cross Country Heads to Nationals At the Jayhawk Conference cross country meet, the Highland Community College men’s cross country team had its highest NJCAA Division I Regional Placing in College history, and also its highest conference finish in history.  Consequently, th... read more »

HCC Participates in Hiawatha's Halloween Happenings

HCC Participates in Hiawatha’s Halloween Happenings Even when she applied for a position at Highland Community College, Hiawatha resident Stacy Simmer had ideas of how the College could have a greater presence in area communities.  As the Administrative Assistant in the office of I... read more »

Scottie Volleyball Qualifies for NJCAA District Championships

Scottie Volleyball Qualifies for NJCAA District Championships Coach Diana Gaddis’ Highland Community College volleyball squad will be competing in the NJCAA DII District N Championships to be held at Johnson County Community College.  The colleges in the eastern division of the Jay... read more »

FHSU Ag Professor Speaks to HCC Class

FHSU Ag Professor Speaks to HCC Class On October 28, Dr. John Greathouse visited the Highland Community College Ag Orientation class to speak about opportunities at Fort Hays State University and current career choices. He outlined the FHSU farm learning labs, as well as the cost to attend an... read more »

HCCTC Student Participate in Atchison Hospital Health Fair

HCCTC Students Participate in Atchison Hospital Health Fair Thirty-eight Practical Nursing students and their instructors from the Highland Community College Technical Center participated in providing blood pressure screenings, bone density screenings, and cholesterol testing at the 2013 Atch... read more »

Highland Women's Basketball to Tip Off Season

Highland Women’s Basketball to Tip Off Season Coming off the most successful season in school history in 2012-13 and a #5 ranking in the country, the 2013-14 version of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team starts the season at number eight in the national pre-sea... read more »

Highland's Hoard Finishes Strong

Highland’s Hoard Finishes Strong Highland Community College sophomore Crystal Hoard, a member of the women's cross country, earned All-Conference honors by placing 6th among the Jayhawk Conference runners and All Region by placing 11th at the NJCAA Region VI meet held at Hutchinson ... read more »

Scotties Win, Earn First-Ever Football Playoff Appearance

Scotties Win, Earn First-Ever Football Playoff Appearance The Highland Community College football team has earned their first-ever Region VI playoff appearance after soundly defeating the Independence Pirates 56-30 on Saturday afternoon. The Scotties, 6-3 overall and 5-2 in Jayhawk Confer... read more »

Highland Theatre Preparing for Fall Production

Highland Theatre Preparing for Fall Production Highland Community College theatre director Sam Smith will begin his tenure at the College with a production that is actually two one act plays that are related:  Lonestar and Laundry and Bourbon.  Performances are at 7:00 pm on Novembe... read more »

New Show in Yost Art Gallery

New Show in Yost Art Gallery The new exhibit in the Walter Yost Art Gallery on the campus of Highland Community College is the painting and sculpture of J. Neil Lawley.  The show will continue through November 14 and is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during the week. &ldq... read more »

Scottie Women Finish Sixth at Haskell

Scottie Women Finish Sixth at Haskell The Highland Community College women’s cross country team finished as the sixth place team on Saturday morning at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational Meet in Lawrence. The Scotties, running as a team for the first time since the f... read more »

Martinez Breaks Highland XC Record at Fort Hays

Martinez Breaks Highland XC Record at Fort Hays The Highland Community College men’s cross country team ran Saturday morning at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open Meet finishing in 13th place as a team. The Scotties, currently ranked 15th in the nation, finished with 361 team points. Ad... read more »

Scotties Stun 'Busters, Eye Post Season Play

Scotties Stun Broncbusters, Eye Post Season Berth HIGHLAND, Kan. – The Highland Community College football team knocked off the Garden City Broncbusters by the final of 20-17 on the road Saturday night. The win guaranteed the Scotties of their first-ever playoff appearance in the Jayhaw... read more »

Highland's Bergeron Sets College Record

Highland’s Bergeron Sets College Record The Highland Community College victory on Saturday was memorable for several reasons.  It was the Scotties’ first win over Coffeyville since 2000 when the Scotties won by a score of 27-7.  The win also gives the Scotties their firs... read more »

HCC Students to Conduct Halloween Kids Carnival

HCC Students to Conduct Halloween Kids Carnival The Student Government Association and the Student Life department at Highland Community College will be hosting a Halloween Kids Carnival – a safe Trick of Treat experience -- on October 30 for area kids.  The Halloween Carnival will... read more »

Highland to Provide Enology Sensory Analysis Workshop

Highland to Provide Enology Sensory Analysis Workshop In true academic form, personnel from the Highland Community College viticulture and enology (V&E) programs will be conducting an enology sensory analysis workshop on Monday, October 21, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Klinefelter Barn/Confer... read more »

Scotties Hold On For Big Win

Scotties Hold On For Big Win The Highland Community College football team got a huge win on Saturday afternoon over the visiting Coffeyville Red Ravens by the final of 21-14.  This was the Scotties’ first win over Coffeyville since 2000 when the Scotties won by a score of 27-7.&nbs... read more »

Highland Vocal Music Concert Set

Highland Vocal Music Concert Set The Highland Community College Chorus and Lads and Lassies will present their Fall Vocal Music Concert, Soundtrack of our Life, on October 17 and 19 at 7:30 pm on the Mary Helen Porter Stage in Culbertson Auditorium on the Highland campus.  The program wi... read more »

HCC to Host College Planning Conference

HCC to Host College Planning Conference Every year, thousands of Kansas high school students face one of the most important decisions in their lives--where to continue their education. It's a choice that will have a lasting effect on their future lives--everything from how much they will ... read more »

Scottie Women Run at ESU Invitiational

Scottie Women Run at ESU Invitational The Highland Community College women’s cross country teams was in action on Friday evening at the Emporia State University Invitational Meet.   The Scottie women continue to battle through some mid-season injuries. Due to this, only four ru... read more »

Scottie Men Run at ESU Inivitational

Scottie Men Run at ESU Invitational The Highland Community College men’s cross country teams was in action on Friday evening at the Emporia State University Invitational Meet.   The Scotties continued to improve, finishing in a tie with Baker University for seventh place with 2... read more »

Scottie Harriers Run at ESU Invitational

Scottie Harriers Run at ESU Invitational The Highland Community College cross country teams were in action on Friday evening at the Emporia State University Invitational Meet.   The Scottie men continued to improve, finishing in a tie with Baker University for seventh place with 226 ... read more »

Blue Dragons Burst Scottie Bubble

Blue Dragons Burst Scottie Bubble The Highland Community College football team planned on building on its upset win over Butler a week ago when it traveled to take on the Hutchinson Blue Dragons on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the Blue Dragons had other plans as they defeated the Scotties 3... read more »

Highland Receives Title III Grant

Highland Receives Title III Grant Highland Community College officials have received official notice that the College is a recipient of a federal Title III grant – the only new award in Kansas –of approximately $2.2 million over the next five years.  The College will use the ... read more »

Highland QB Earns Second KJCCC Honor

Highland QB Earns Second KJCCC Honor Highland Community College quarterback Brandon Bergeron was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC)/Verizon Wireless Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season as he set a single-game school record of 44 completions ... read more »

Scottie Harriers Compete at Nebraska

Scottie Harriers Compete at Nebraska The Highland Community College cross country teams were both in action on Saturday morning at events hosted by the University of Nebraska. The Scottie men, ranked 19th in the country, competed in the Nebraska University Cross Country Invitational Meet ... read more »

Highland Football Beats Butler

Highland Football Beats Butler In one of the biggest wins in Highland Community College football history, the Scotties used a late touchdown pass to defeat the #4 ranked Butler County Grizzlies on the road by the final of 23-21. In his second year as head coach of the Scotties, Ryan Held &nda... read more »

Highland Holds Hall of Fame Induction

Highland Holds Hall of Fame Induction Highland Community College held its Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies on Sunday, September 15, in the Walters Wellness Center on the Highland campus.  With approximately 175 people in attendance, the College inducted Clarence “Fuzz&rdq... read more »

Highland Volleyball Improves Ranking

Highland Volleyball Improves Ranking After starting out in preseason polls ranked eighth, the Highland Community College volleyball team has improved to a sixth seed ranking. The Scotties are currently 2-2 in Jayhawk Conference play as they just lost to Johnson County this past week. They sta... read more »

Scotties Romp Midland for Second Win

Scotties Romp Midland for Second Win The Highland Community College football team got the offense going early and often in their 40-7 victory on Sunday afternoon over the visiting Midland University Junior Varsity. The Scotties, 2-2 overall, jumped out to a 20-0 first quarter lead. Freshm... read more »

HCC Celebrates Constitution Day

HCC Celebrates Constitution Day Following the direction of the United States Congress, which mandated that all institutions that receive federal funding shall celebrate Constitution Day with their community, Highland Community College had a variety of activities to mark the celebration on Sep... read more »

Highland Alum Honored by Governor

Highland Alum Honored by Governor Highland Community College graduate Buddy Lisk, who is now attending Kansas State University, was one of four Kansas college students named as a national winner of the renewable $25,000 Buick Achiever National Scholarship funded by the General Motors Foundati... read more »

Tommy Emmanuel Returning to Highland

Tommy Emmanuel Returning to Highland The first performance in Highland Community College’s Fusion Concert series will leave those who know him once again appreciating his genius and those who are seeing him for the first time wondering how all that wonderful sound is coming from one per... read more »

Scottie Women Open Season at Northwest Missouri

Scottie Women Open Season at Northwest Missouri Both Highland Community College cross country teams were in action on Friday evening at the Northwest Missouri Bearcat Open Meet. The Scottie women harriers were led by sophomore Crystal Hoard (Randolph) with a 21st place finish in 27:19. So... read more »

Scotties Run at Northwest Missouri

Scotties Run at Northwest Missouri Both Highland Community College cross country teams were in action on Friday evening at the Northwest Missouri Bearcat Open Meet. The Scottie men finished the meet with 77 total team points, good for third place. Host Northwest Missouri won the meet with... read more »

Dodge City Uses Big Fourth Quarter to Beat Scotties

Dodge City Uses Big Fourth Quarter to Beat Scotties The Highland Community College football team couldn’t keep the Dodge City Conquistadors out of the end zone in the final period and fell at home by the final of 41-35 on Saturday, September 7. The Scotties, 1-2 overall and 1-1 in J... read more »

Highland Prepares for Homecoming 2013

Highland Prepares for Homecoming 2013 Officers of the Highland Community College Alumni Association are finalizing plans for the upcoming Homecoming 2013 activities at the College.  Homecoming 2013 will be Saturday, October 5, with activities centering on the Library and Kessinger Field.... read more »

Highland Cross Country Men Nationally Ranked

Highland Cross Country Men Nationally Ranked Highland Community College men’s cross country coach Chad Clevenger was pleased to see the initial Hill ‘n Dale national rankings of the new season as his Scotties are ranked third, the highest ever for Highland men’s cross countr... read more »

HIghland to Conduct Winemaking Workshop

Highland to Conduct Winemaking Workshop Highland Community College enology instructor Dominic Martin will be joined by winemaker Bob DesRuisseaux of the Prairie Fire Winery to conduct an evening workshop on winemaking at Monday, September 9, from 5:30pm –7:30pm.  The topic for the ... read more »

Scotties Lose to Ranked Opponent

 Scotties Lose to Ranked Opponent The Highland Community College football team fell to the visiting #14 ranked Northeastern Oklahoma A & M Norsemen by the final of 47-14 on Saturday evening. The Scotties, 1-1 overall and 1-0 in Jayhawk Conference play, fell behind on the opening ... read more »

Scotties Take First at Bob Timmons Classic

Scotties Take First at Bob Timmons Classic The Highland Community College men’s cross country team competed Saturday morning at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic hosted by the University of Kansas and took first place in the non-Division I competition. The Scotties again were paced by fr... read more »

HCC Athletic Hall of Fame to Hold 2013 Induction

HCC Athletic Hall of Fame to Hold 2013 Induction The Highland Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce its class of 2013 for induction into the Hall of Fame:  Martin “Marty” Allen, Glenna Batchelder, and Clarence “Fuzz” Lewis. ... read more »

Highland Nursing Students Graduate

Highland Nursing Students Graduate The Nursing program at Highland Community College held its commencement for those receiving the Associate Degree in Nursing on Sunday, August 25.  Twenty graduating nurses were joined by family and friends to fill Culbertson Auditorium for the celebrati... read more »

Highland Hosts First Annual Dog Dash

Highland Hosts First Annual Dog Dash Almost 100 people signed up for the First Annual Scottie Dog Dash, a 4K obstacle run that was the creation of Tyler Nordman, Director of Student Activities at Highland Community College.  Nordman created the obstacle run around and into the wooded cre... read more »

Highland to Hold Open Auditions for Fall Production

Highland to Hold Open Auditions for Fall Production New Highland Community College Theatre instructor Samuel Smith will be conducting auditions for the Fall production on the Tuesday and Wednesday after the Labor Day Holiday –September 3 and 4, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Culbertson Aud... read more »

Highland QB Earns Jayhawk Offensive Honor

Highland’s QB Earns Jayhawk Offensive Honor Highland Community College quarterback Brandon Bergeron was named the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference/Verizon Wireless Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Scotties’ opening game 48-31win over Fort Scott.  Th... read more »

Highland Harriers Open Season at Allen County

Highland Harriers Open Season at Allen County The Highland Community College men’s cross country team opened the 2013 season by finishing in second place at the Allen County Community College Kings Sandwich Classic meet held in Iola on August 23. The Scotties finished the meet with ... read more »

Highland Rolls Fort Scott to Open Season

Highland Rolls Fort Scott to Open Season The Highland Community College football team opened the 2013 season in style with a 48-31 road victory over the Fort Scott Greyhounds.  For Coach Ryan Held’s second year Scotties, it marks the first win over Fort Scott since the 2005 season ... read more »

Bees Workshop to be Conducted at Klinefelter Farm

Bees Workshop to be Conducted at Klinefelter Farm Highland Community College is partnering with Glacial Hills RC&D, the Community Foundation of Northeast Kansas, and the Brown County Healthy Food Coalition to present a workshop on Discovering Bees and Other Beneficial Pollinators.  T... read more »

Highland Creates Evening Class Schedule for Commuting Students

Highland Creates Evening Class Schedule for Commuting Students To meet the needs of a segment of its students, Highland Community College has created an evening schedule targeted especially for commuter students who might want to start their degree, pick up a course or two, or enhance specifi... read more »

Highland Volleyball Earns Academic Honor

Highland Volleyball Earns Academic Honor The Highland Community College volleyball team received yet another academic award for their excellence in the classroom.  They were recently awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 school ye... read more »

HIghland Women Named NJCAA Track Coaches Academic All Americans

Highland Women Named NJCAA Track Coaches Academic All Americans The 2013 women’s track and field team at Highland Community College was ranked third in the nation by the NJCAA Track and Field Coaches Association with a 3.396 grade point average and several were named as members of the A... read more »

Highland Men's Track Team Scores High Academically

Highland Men's Track Team Scores High Academically The Highland Community College men’s track and field team was again honored this past season (2012-2013) by the NJCAA Track Coaches Association as one of the selections for Academic Team of the Year.  Coach Chad Clevenger&rsquo... read more »

Yost Daughter Visits Highland

Yost Daughter Visits Highland Karen McDow, the daughter of Walter and Mary Yost, who now lives in Ohio, recently visited the campus of Highland Community College where her father was a long-time art instructor.  Yost, who also taught art at Atchison High School and lived on the farm wher... read more »

HCC Needs Additional Housing for Fall

HCC Needs Additional Housing for Fall Officials at Highland Community College are looking at ways to provide additional housing opportunities for students planning on attending campus classes in the Fall.  Campus housing is not only full, there is a waiting list for available space. ... read more »

Highland's Bowser Selected for NJCAA All-Star Game

Highland’s Bowser Selected for NJCAA All-Star Game After being selected Third Team All-American this past basketball season, Highland Community College guard Ryann Bowser (Holton) has been selected to play in the 2013 NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Games on the campus of Northwest F... read more »

Highland Tech Center Student Wins Gold

Highland Tech Center Student Wins Gold Every year, thousands of high school and college students descend on Kansas City to compete in a variety of technical areas at the National SkillsUSA Championships.  These competitions are designed to allow students to showcase their work skills in ... read more »

Highland Hires Volleyball Assistant

Highland Hires Volleyball Assistant Alexandra (Alex) Petock is the new assistant volleyball coach at Highland Community College.  Petock will also be serving as an assistant in the Walters Wellness Center.  She comes to the College having recently completed a bachelor’s degree... read more »

Highland Hosting Free Basketball Clinc

Highland Hosting Free Basketball Clinic The Highland Community College women’s basketball coaches will be conducting a free basketball clinic for area youth in grades 3 through 8, both boys and girls, on June 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Walters Wellness Center on the Highland campus.... read more »

Horton Wins HCC High School Volleyball Tournament

Horton Wins HCC High School Volleyball Tournament The Highland Community College volleyball team recently hosted a high school tournament at the Walters Wellness Center on the Highland campus. The tournament consisted of six teams from the surrounding area: Horton, Nemaha Valley, Hiawatha, Ax... read more »

Highland Volleyball to Host Senior Day and Skills Camp

Highland Volleyball to Host Senior Day and Skills Camp The Highland Community College volleyball team will be hosting a Volleyball Senior Day on Tuesday, July 30, at 11:30 a.m.  This Senior Day is for any volleyball player who is interested in playing volleyball at the College.  The... read more »

HCC Technical Center Personnel Help Relay for Life

HCC Technical Center Personnel Help Relay for Life Faculty and staff at the Highland Community College Technical Center supported the Relay for Life event that took place in Atchison County on June 7 to raise funds for the fight against cancer.  The Technical Center team walked to meet m... read more »

Highland Hires Grosdidier to Direct Perry Center

Highland Hires Grosdidier to Direct Perry Center Highland Community College has hired Sue Grosdidier as Director of the HCC Perry Center, the College’s regional location in Perry.  Grosdidier began her new duties on June 10. A native of the Perry area, Grosdidier graduated from... read more »

HIghland Alum to Coordinate Run/Walk in Honor of Son

Highland Alum to Coordinate 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Son A Celebrating Chance Edward 5KRun/Walk will be conducted on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 8:00 am from the Walters Wellness Center on the campus of Highland Community College.  This Run/Walk is being conducted as a celebration of ... read more »

Highland's Jordan Joins Pro Staff for the Summer

  Highland's Jordan Joins Pro Staff for the Summer Highland Community College softball coach Heidi Jordan made a quick transition after leading her Scottie squad to the fourth straight National Tournament.   She recently joined the Akron Ra... read more »

Highland to Conduct Summer Running Program

Highland to Conduct Summer Running Program Personnel in the Walters Wellness Center at Highland Community College and the NEK Multi County Health Department are conducting a summer running program.  A meeting and group walk/run will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at 6:00 pm.  The run... read more »

Highland Softball Players Earn NJCAA Honors

Highland Softball Players Earn NJCAA Honors Two members of Coach Heidi Jordan’s softball squad at Highland Community College have earned post-season honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).  Freshman shortstop Kaley Pyles (DeKalb, MO) was named to the N... read more »

Summer Kindermusik Returning to Highland

Summer Kindermusik Returning to Highland Kindermusik Adventures camps are being offered this summer at the Walters Wellness Center on the campus of Highland Community College.  The camps are fast approaching, with classes being held on Tuesdays starting in June.  Two different ones ... read more »

Highland Women Earn Track Honors

Highland Women Earn Track Honors Members of the Highland Community College women’s track team, coached by Tom Bond, earned Conference and Region recognition for their accomplishments in the 2013 season.  All-Conference performers are: Mandy Wilson (Rossville), 1st Team &nbs... read more »

Scotties Earn Post Season Baseball Honors

Scotties Earn Post Season Baseball Honors Six members of Head Coach Rick Eberly’s Highland Community College baseball team have been named to Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division post season teams.  The Scotties ended their season in the first round of the NJCAA Region VI Playoffs.&... read more »

Highland Students Qualify for SkillsUSA National Conference

 Highland Students Qualify for SkillsUSA National Conference Three students from the Highland Community College Technical Center will be attending the SillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City on June 24-28.  The students qualified for the National Conference... read more »

Scottie Softball Returning to National Tournament

Scottie Softball Returning to National Tournament The Highland Community College softball squad needed only one game on the second day of the NJCAA Division II District E Championship to seal the deal on the District Tournament and qualify for the National Tournament.  Coach Heidi Jordan... read more »

Highland Baseball Falls to Colby

Highland Baseball Falls to Colby The Highland Community College baseball team made it exciting before falling to Colby Community College in the initial round of the Region VI playoff at Colby.  The Scotties dropped the first game in the two out of three format with a high scoring game, 1... read more »

Scottie Softball Advances to District Championship Game

Scottie Softball Advances to District Championship Game The Highland Community College softball team won both games in the second round of the NJCAA District Tournament on Sunday after a postponement of games from Saturday.  Russell and Joann Karn will be providing video streaming of all... read more »

Highland Football Conducts Spring Game

Highland Football Conducts Spring Game Head Coach Ryan Held put the Highland Community College football team through a controlled scrimmage for their Spring Game on April 30.  Held and his staff are preparing the Scotties for their second year of building the Scottie Nation for competiti... read more »

Highland Baseball Competing in NJCAA Region Tournament

Highland Baseball Competing in NJCAA Region Tournament Highland Community College head baseball coach Rick Eberly is taking his team to the first round of the NJCAA Region VI Tournament when they travel to Colby for a game on Saturday, May 4, at a time to be announced.  With a record of ... read more »

Highland Softball Makes NJCAA District Tournament

Highland Softball Makes NJCAA District Tournament The softball team at Highland Community College has again reached the NJCAA District Tournament under Head Coach Heidi Jordan.  After defeating Allen County in the first round, the Scotties now travel to Hummer Sports Park in Topeka for t... read more »

Highland Nursing Director on Radio

Highland Nursing Director on Radio Cynthia Jacobson, Director of Nursing at Highland Community College, and Dr. Lynne Connelly, Director of the Benedictine College Nursing Program, will be joining fellow RN Leslie A. Blakley, the host for a radio talk show sponsored by the Atchison Hospital c... read more »

Highland's Dillion Named Conference Player of the Week

Highland’s Dillion Named Conference Player of the Week For the second consecutive week, a member of the Highland Community College Scottie softball team has been named the Verizon Wireless Player of The Week in the Jayhawk Conference. Baylee Dillion, a sophomore infielder from Grapevine... read more »

Highland Softball Announces 2013 Signing Class

Highland Softball Announces 2013 Signing Class Highland Community College head softball coach Heidi Jordan has announced the signing of seven high school seniors to join the Scottie softball team in the fall of 2013. Coach Jordan believes that these seven student-athletes have demonstrated al... read more »

Annual Musical Production Comes to Highland

Annual Musical Production Comes to Highland The theatre and music departments of Highland Community College are presenting their version of the musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." This musical is a creative rendition of the biblical story of Joseph and his broth... read more »

Commencement Set at Highland

Commencement Set at Highland Plans have been finalized for the 2013 commencement exercises at the Highland Community College campus.  The 2013 commencement will be held outdoors on Friday evening, May 10, at 7:00 pm on Kessinger Field on the HCC campus.  Over 150 graduates are sched... read more »

Scottie Baseball Splits at Fort Scott

Scottie Baseball Splits at Fort Scott The Highland Community College baseball team won two of four games over the weekend when they traveled to Fort Scott Community College. In game one, Fort Scott scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a 2-1 victory over Highlan... read more »

Scottie Baseball Sweeps Southeast

Scottie Baseball Sweeps Southeast The Highland Community College baseball team got a break from Conference play and came away with a doubleheader sweep over Southeast Nebraska.  Highland had played only one non-conference game out of their last twenty-nine games due to weather and Confer... read more »

Highland Students Help Backpack Buddies

Highland Students Help Backpack Buddies Highland Community College students and staff were introduced to services for those less fortunate at they helped compile food for the Backpack Buddies program that is part of Second Harvest in St. Joseph.  English tutor Randa Arnett chronicled it ... read more »

Highland's Pyles Sets New Homerun Mark

Highland’s Pyles Sets New Homerun Mark Highland Community College Head Softball Coach Heidi Jordan knew when first watching Kaley Pyles (DeKalb, MO) play that Pyles could develop into a very valuable player to the Scottie program. What Coach Jordan didn’t realize was how big of an... read more »

Highland's Crawford Named NJCAA Player of the Week

Highland’s Crawford Named NJCAA Player of the Week Paige Crawford (Salina, KS), a pitcher/designated player for the Highland Community College softball team, was named the KJCCC (Jayhawk Conference) Verizon Wireless and NJCAA national Player of The Week for her performance last week. Cr... read more »

Highland Accepting Nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame

Highland Accepting Nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame Highland Community College will be accepting nominations for its Athletic Hall of Fame until May 31, 2013.  To nominate a prospective candidate for induction into the Class of 2013, you may submit your nomination by e-mail to Greg ... read more »

Highland Women Earn All-American Honors

Highland Women Earn All-American Honors The Highland Community College women’s basketball team finished as the 2013 NJCAA Region VI Champions and 5th in the National Tournament so the post-season honors are piling up.  Forward TaMiya Green, a sophomore from Lawrence, was named to t... read more »

Foundation Scholars Selected at Highland

Foundation Scholars Selected at HCC Eight outstanding Kansas high school seniors have been selected as Foundation Scholars at Highland Community College.  The 2013 class of Foundation Scholars includes Kaylie Berkley of Dexter, Madison Demel of Goddard, Aisha Diveley of Highland, Matthew... read more »

Highland Baseball Drops Three at Neosho County

Highland Baseball Drops Three at Neosho County The Highland Community College baseball team took a step backwards over the week-end, losing the first three games against Neosho County before winning game four. In game one, Highland jumped to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Ty... read more »

Highland Baseball Splits with Independence

Highland Baseball Splits with Independence The Highland Community College baseball team rallied twice in game one and defeated Independence Community College 10-9 in nine innings before falling to the Pirates 8-2 in game two. In game one, Andrew Standish’s (Millard, NE) RBI single c... read more »

Scottie Softball #8 in NJCAA Poll

Scottie Softball #8 in NJCAA Poll The Highland Community College softball team is off to another great start to a season. Currently, the Scotties sit atop the KJCCC standings with a 13-1 record, and are 18-4 overall. The hot start was enough for the Scotties to move up to 8th in the latest na... read more »

Highland Baseball Wins Five of Six

Highland Baseball Wins Five of Six The Highland baseball team won five of six conference games last week, taking two wins Wednesday, March 27, over Independence Community College in games played in Emporia, KS.  Then traveled to Parsons, Kansas on Friday, March 29, where the Scotties too... read more »

Final Fusion Concert Brings Chamber Music to Highland

Final Fusion Concert Brings Chamber Music to Highland The fifth and final performance in the Fusion Concert series at Highland Community College will bring members of the St. Joseph Symphony to perform a Chamber Concert at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, in Culbertson Auditorium on the Highland c... read more »

Scotties Split with Johnson County Again

Scotties Split with Johnson County Again Highland Community College scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win game two 7-6 over Johnson County after the Cavaliers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning in game one to take a 6-5 win over the Scotties. In game o... read more »

HCC Library to Conduct Book Sale

HCC Library to Conduct Book Sale The Highland Community College Library is seeking donations for a Community Book Sale that will occur April 25, 26, & 27 at the College Library.  Proceeds from the Sale will be used to enhance the holdings of the Library. Donations of gently used ... read more »

Caplinger Speaks to Highland Livestock Class

Caplinger Speaks to Highland Livestock Class Steve Caplinger of Caplinger Insurance & Realty, Effingham, recently spoke to the Livestock Production class at Highland Community College taught by Effingham native Clifford Hawk.   Caplinger captivated the group of young farmers by ... read more »

Highland Women Finish Fifth in National Tournament

Highland Women Finish Fifth in National Tournament The Highland Community College women's basketball team concluded another successful season under head coach BJ Smith and assistant Jillian Palan as they finished fifth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in East Peoria, IL. ... read more »

Scottie Baseball Splits with Coffeyville

Scottie Baseball Splits with Coffeyville The Highland Community College baseball team split with Coffeyville Community College in a four game series over the weekend, winning both games on Friday by scores of 9-5 and 5-4, before falling to the Ravens on Saturday 14-12 and 6-1. In game one... read more »

Highland's Wilmarth Starts Season Hot

Highland’s Wilmarth Starts Season Hot Holly Wilmarth, an outfielder for the Highland Community College softball team, is off to a hot start in the new season.   A freshman from Maryville, MO, Wilmarth is currently batting .600 with five home runs and 12 runs batted in as she h... read more »

Softball Wins in Dramatic Fashion

Softball Wins in Dramatic Fashion In a very eventful double header, the Scottie softball team swept Hutchinson last Friday to improve to 6-0 in KJCCC conference play. The finish to game one was one that head coach Heidi Jordan says she may never forget. As the game was progressing into the la... read more »

Scottie Softball Sweeps First Home Action

Scottie Softball Sweeps First Home Action After working for five straight days clearing snow and ice from Scottie Park, the Scottie softball squad took the field last week in their first home action of 2013 and made all their hard work pay off. The Scotties finished the week a perfect 6-0, ou... read more »

HCC Ag Club Celebrates National Ag Day

HCC Ag Club Celebrates National Ag Day The Highland Community College Agriculture (Ag) Club helped promote National Agriculture Day with a week of activities.  The week’s activities included creating posters to display around campus to promote one of the largest U.S. industries -- ... read more »

Highland Women Head to National Tournament

Highland Women Head to National Basketball Tournament The Highland Community College women's basketball team is headed to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in East Peoria, IL, at Illinois Central College (ICC) this week.  Coaches BJ Smith and Jillian Palan will be leading the... read more »

Scotties Split with Johnson County

Scotties Split with Johnson County The Highland Community College baseball team played their first home conference games of the season, splitting with Johnson County.  The Scotties started strong and won game one 4-1 before losing game two 6-5 in nine innings. In game one, Justin Pau... read more »

Highland Women

Highland Women Earn All-Region Honors Four members of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team were selected to the NJCAA Region VI DII Women’s Basketball All-Region teams.  The Scotties finished the regular season with a record of 25-5 and have added two more w... read more »

HCC Teams to Host 5K

HCC Teams to Host 5K Run The Highland Community College softball and volleyball teams will be hosting their 2nd Annual 5K on April 6 at 8:30 a.m.  Registration and the start will be at the Walters Wellness Center.  The cost of the 5K is $25 and pre-registration for the correct shirt... read more »

Highland to Host 5K

Highland to Host 5K Run The Highland Community College softball and volleyball teams will be hosting their 2nd Annual 5K on April 6 at 8:30 a.m.  Registration and the start will be at the Walters Wellness Center.  The cost of the 5K is $25 and pre-registration for the correct shirt ... read more »

HIghland Softball Players Honored

Highland Softball Players Honored Two Highland Community College softball players were named as the KJCCC Player and Pitcher of the Week after their outstanding performances last week.  Freshman Paige Crawford (Salina) was named pitcher of the week after going 3-0. She allowed only one r... read more »

Highland Women Win NJCAA Region VI Championship

Video streaming of the National Tournament games is available at www.icc.edu/njcaa2013.  On that page, click on the Webcast link at the top right portion of the page.  On the Webcast page, there is a blue and green iHigh logo on the lower left portion of the page.  Click on that lo... read more »

Highland Football Sets Spring Schedule

Highland Football Sets Spring Schedule Ryan Held, head football coach for the Scotties of Highland Community College, has announced the practice dates for the five weeks of Spring Football.  March: 26, 27, 28 April:    1, 2, 3, 4 8,9,10,11 15,16,18,19 22, 23... read more »

Highland Women Win Playoff Game

Highland Women Win Playoff Game The Highland Community College women’s basketball team defeated Brown Mackie 93-53 in the second round of the NJCAA Region VI playoffs to advance to the championship game against Johnson County on Saturday, March 9, at 1:00 pm in Hartman Arena in Park Cit... read more »

Highland Women Exceed Expectations at Nationals

Highland Women Exceed Expectations at Nationals Members of the Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to Charlston, IL for the NJCAA Indoor Championships and exceeded expectations for their performances.  Coach Tom Bond noted, “All the women placed higher than... read more »

Simmer Hired at Highland

Simmer Hired at Highland Stacy Simmer is the new Administrative Assistant in the Highland Community College Office of Institutional Advancement.   Simmer began her new duties with the College on March 1 after serving as the IT Project Coordinator with Regulatory Consulting, Inc. in ... read more »

Highland's Wilmarth 11th in Nation

Highland's Wilmarth 11th in Nation Holly Wilmarth, who competes in the pentathlon for the Highland Community College women's track team, finished eleventh at the NJCAA National Indoor Championship in Charlston, IL.  Wilmarth is a freshman from Maryville, MO. ... read more »

Highland Basketball Teams Advance to Post Season

Highland Basketball Teams Advance to Post Season The Highland Community College basketball teams have advanced to the post-season in Region VI of the NJCAA and will host games in the coming week.  The men will face fellow Jayhawk Conference member Fort Scott in a first round game in Alle... read more »

Highland Basketball Teams Advance to Post Season

Highland Basketball Teams Advance to Post Season The Highland Community College basketball teams have advanced to the post-season in Region VI of the NJCAA and will host games in the coming week.  The men will face fellow Jayhawk Conference member Fort Scott in a first round game in Alle... read more »

Highland Cross Country Women Excel in Classroom

Highland Cross Country Women Excel in Classroom The National Junior College Cross Country Coaches Association has selected the Highland Community College women’s cross country team as an Academic Cross Country All American NJCAA Team. Highland was ranked 9th in the nation academically w... read more »

HIghland Hosts Region Track Meet

Highland Hosts Region Track Meet Highland Community College recently hosted the NJCAA Division I Region VI men’s heptathlon (seven events) and the women’s pentathlon (five events).  The remainder of the Division I Region Championships were held on 15 February at University of... read more »

Scottie Softball Splits Season Opener

Scottie Softball Splits Season Opener The Highland Community College softball team traveled to Atchison to take on the Benedictine Ravens in a double header for the 2013 season opener.  In the first game, the Scotties fell behind 2-0 in the fourth before the offense got going.  Fres... read more »

Highland Women Capture Home Meet

Highland Women Capture Home Meet The Highland Community College women’s track team continued the indoor season by winning its home meet on February 9.  Coach Tom Bond’s squad excelled throughout the day and finished in a winning manner at the Walters Wellness Center on the Hi... read more »

Scottie Softball Ranked 18 in First NJCAA DII Poll

Scottie Softball Ranked 18 in First NJCAA DII Poll The Highland Community College softball team will begin its 2013 season as the 18th ranked team in the NJCAA Division II national poll. The softball team is coming off a record-breaking 2012 campaign, in which it set the Scottie single season... read more »

Scottie Softball Welcomes Abrahams

Scottie Softball Welcomes Abrahams While the Highland Community College softball team was on semester break in December, Coach Heidi Jordan was working diligently to add another member to her 2013 pitching staff.  In November, communication began with Natalie Abrahams from Cape Town, Sou... read more »

Highland Runner Earns Place on KJCCC All-Academic Team

Highland Runner Earns Place on  KJCCC All-Academic Team Seth Parres, a freshman on the Highland Community College men's cross country team, earned a spot on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) 2012 All-Academic Team.  To qualify for selection on the KJCCC All... read more »

Highland Runners Place Four on KJCCC All-Academic Team

Highland Runners Place Four on KJCCC All-Academic Team The Highland Community College women's cross country teams placed four student athletes on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) 2012 All-Academic Team.  To qualify for selection on the KJCCC All-Academic Team, ... read more »

Highland Football Places Four on KJCCC All-Academc Team

Highland Football Places Four on KJCCC All-Academic Team The Highland Community College football  team had four student athletes on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) 2012 All-Academic Team.  To qualify for selection on the KJCCC All-Academic Team, the student a... read more »

Highland Volleyball Leads KJCCC All-Academic Team

Highland Volleyball Leads KJCCC All-Academic Team Led by members of the volleyball team which had ten selections, the Highland Community College athletic teams that participate in the fall semester placed 19 student athletes on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) 2012 All-... read more »

Highland Fall Athletes Named KJCCC All-Academic

Highland Fall Athletes Named KJCCC All-Academic Led by members of the volleyball team which had ten selections, the Highland Community College athletic teams that participate in the fall semester placed 19 student athletes on the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) 2012 All-Ac... read more »

LIFE Photos on Exhibit in Yost Gallery

LIFE Photos on Exhibit in Yost Gallery The photography of LIFE photographer and Nebraska native Bill Ray will be on exhibit in the Walter Yost Art Gallery on the campus of Highland Community College from February 12 to March 14.  The Yost Gallery is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:0... read more »

Highland's Fultz Named DII Player of the Week

Highland’s Fultz Named DII Player of the Week Bryant Fultz, a freshman forward on the Highland Community College men’s basketball team, was named the NJCAA Division II Player of the Week.  Fultz is a graduate of West Potomac High School in Alexandria, VA. Despite falling ... read more »

Highland Volleyball to Conduct Camp

Highland Volleyball to Conduct Camp The Highland Community College volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball camp for girls in grades 1-8 on February 16, 2013.  Girls in grades 1-4 will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and girls in grades 5-8 will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30.  The camp wi... read more »

Missouri Connection Key to Highland Success

Missouri Connection Key to Highland Success A coach and team members from Missouri have proven to be key elements of the success in the women’s basketball program at Highland Community College that resulted in the team’s recent climb to the top of the national rankings.  Assi... read more »

Highland Volleyball to Conduct Camp

Highland Volleyball to Conduct Camp The Highland Community College volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball camp for girls in grades 1-8 on February 16, 2013.  Girls in grades 1-4 will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon and girls in grades 5-8 will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30.  The camp wi... read more »

Highland Women Ranked #1 in Nation

Highland Women Ranked #1 in Nation After starting the season 14-0 and beating previously unbeaten and nationally #1 ranked Johnson County Community College, the Highland Community College women’s basketball team has taken over the #1 spot in the NJCAA national rankings. “I am real... read more »

Highland Softball Hosting Skills Clinics

Highland Softball to Conduct Skills Clinics The Highland Community College softball team will be hosting a defensive skills clinic on Saturday, January 26, and an offensive skills clinic on Sunday, January 27.   Each clinic is $25 or participants can register for both for $45.  ... read more »

Highland to Conduct Volleyball Rec League

Highland to Conduct Volleyball Rec League The Highland Community College volleyball team will be conducting Volleyball Recreation League with team play on January 13, 20, 27 and February 3 and 10.  Your team can participate in this Rec League during the winter months for $100 a team.&nbs... read more »

Highland Men Down KCK, Move to 8-4

Highland Men Down KCK, Move to 8-4 The Highland Community College men’s basketball team got a much needed road win at Kansas City Kansas Community College on Saturday afternoon by the final of 81-50. The Scotties, 8-4 overall and 2-1 in Jayhawk Eastern Conference play, jumped out qu... read more »

Highland Class Travels to Veterans Hospital

Highland Class Travels to Veterans Hospital The Highland Community College Professional Development Class taught by Linda James recently traveled to the Veterans Hospital in Leavenworth as part of the course requirement to participate in community service.  The class members selected a s... read more »

Highland Women Move Up in National Poll

Highland Women Move Up in National Poll The 12-0 Highland women’s basketball team moved up to #4 in the national polls after beating previously unbeaten and #1 Johnson County.  “I think we are establishing ourselves as one of the top teams in country.  Our ladies have wo... read more »

Highland Women Win Over Johnson

Highland Women Win Over Johnson In a battle of 10-0 and nationally ranked women’s basketball teams, the Highland Scotties came away with a 59-56 victory over Johnson County in Region and Jayhawk Conference play Saturday at Allen Field House on the HCC campus. The Scotties led early ... read more »

Highland Women Move Up in National Polls

Highland Women Move Up in National  Polls After defeating Hesston College 88-48 in region play, the Highland Community College women’s basketball team has moved up to #10 in the National polls and will face #1 ranked Johnson County Community College on Saturday at 1:00 pm in Allen ... read more »

Highland Women Win Scottie Classic

Highland Women Win Scottie Classic The 11th ranked women’s basketball team at Highland Community college went 2-0 as they hosted the Scottie Classic, defeating North Central Missouri College 70-51 and Central Methodist University 77-47. The Scotties trailed in the first game to Nort... read more »

Highland Women Continue to Win

Highland Women Continue to Win The Highland Community College women’s basketball team jumped out to a 22-4 lead against the 6-3 Lady Lions from Brown Mackie and never looked back on their way to a 82-49 victory to go 7-0 and 2-0 in the region. “We played really well in the fir... read more »

Scottie Men Split at Garden City

Scottie Men Split at Garden City The Highland Community College men’s basketball team got both a win and a loss at the Garden City Community College Thanksgiving Classic over the weekend. The Scotties fell to host Garden City by the final of 83-78 in overtime. On Saturday, the Scotties ... read more »

Scottie Men Fall at Fort Scott

Scottie Men Fall at Fort Scott The Highland Community College men’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the 2012-13 season on the road to the Fort Scott Greyhounds by a final of 81-76. The #8 ranked Scotties, 4-1 overall and 0-1 in Jayhawk Eastern Conference play, just coul... read more »

Scottie Women Continue to Win

Scottie Women Continue to Win After starting out the game down 6-2, the nationally ranked Highland Community College women’s basketball team went on a 24-6 run to go ahead 30-8 and never looked back as the Scotties beat the Greyhounds of Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott by a s... read more »

HIghland Women Continue Winning Ways

Highland Women Continue Winning Ways The Highland women’s basketball team made the short trip across the border to Trenton, Missouri to take on the North Central Missouri Pirates on Saturday and came away with a 72-49 victory to improve to 5-0 on the season. Highland led by as many ... read more »

Highland's Klinefelter Barn Wins Design Award

Highland’s Klinefelter Barn Wins Design Award River Bluff Architects, the architectural firm that designed the renovation of the barn on Highland Community College’s Klinefelter Farm, was the recipient of the American Institute of Architects, Kansas City, 2012 Design Hero Award, a... read more »

Highland Women Run in Half Marathon Championship

Highland Women Run in Half Marathon Championship Members of the Highland Community College women’s cross country team competed in the 2012 NJCAA Half Marathon Championship on November 17 at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas.  The Championship was a 13.1 mile run through the ... read more »

Highland Holds on for Victory, Moves to 4-0

Highland Holds on for Victory, Moves to 4-0 The Highland Community College men’s basketball team won its fourth game of the year in the first road test against North Central Missouri College by the final score of 79-68. The Scotties, 4-0 overall, built a solid 17-point halftime lead... read more »

Highland Education Club Tutors Elementary Students

Highland Education Club Tutors Elementary Students As part of its commitment to community service, the 25 members of the Highland Community College Education Club tutors Doniphan West elementary students every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30.  The Highland students, who are interested in the t... read more »

Highland Women Harriers Finish Nationals in Top Twenty

Highland Women Harriers Finish Nationals in Top Twenty The Highland Community College women’s cross country team recently competed in the NJCAA Division I National Cross Country Championship held on the Rend Lake Golf Course at the Rend Lake Resort in Ina, IL.  This was the largest... read more »

Scotties Sweep at KCK Classic, Move to 3-0

Scotties Sweep at KCK Classic, Move to 3-0 The Highland Community College men’s basketball team continued its winning ways with a weekend sweep at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Classic. The Scotties defeated Wentworth Military College on Friday night by the final of 107-64. O... read more »

Highland Women Win on the Road

Highland Women Win on the Road The Highland  women’s basketball team took its first road trip of the season to play Ellsworth Iowa in Iowa Falls and came away with a 73-51 victory. The Scotties jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and never looked back. “We were concerned with thi... read more »

HCC Donates Food from Halloween Drive

HCC Donates Food from Halloween Drive Students from Highland Community College's HSTC and GSA clubs put on a food drive on October 31 to raise canned goods for the youth of the Highland community. The event, titled Cans for Kids, received generous and warm responses from the surrounding c... read more »

Highland's Rottinghaus Captures Post Season Volleyball Honors

Highland’s Rottinghaus Captures Post Season Volleyball Honors Erica Rottinghaus, a 5’9” sophomore outside hitter for the Highland Community College volleyball team, has been named to the First Team NJCAA Region VI and the Second Team of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College C... read more »

Highland Football Lands Four on All Conference

Highland Football Lands Four on All Conference Four members of the Highland Community College football team earned selection to Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference teams in the post season.  All four were defensive players for the Scotties in Head Coach Ryan Held’s first se... read more »

Scotties Drop Doane to Win Opener

Scotties Drop Doane to Win Opener The Highland Community College men’s basketball team tipped off the 2012-13 season with a 97-47 drubbing at home over the Doane College Junior Varsity on Monday night. The Scotties jumped out to a 51-23 halftime lead, due in part to forcing 16 Tiger... read more »

Bond Named Region VI Coach of the Year

Bond Named Region VI Coach of the Year Highland Community College head cross country coach Tom Bond has named by his coaching peers as the 2012 NJCAA Region VI Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. The Scottie women recently finished an all-time high third place in the 2012 Jayha... read more »

Highland Women Open Season with Wins

Highland Women Open Season with Wins The 15th nationally ranked Highland Community College women’s basketball team swept the Bethany College JV 106-42 and Culver-Stockton JV 103-28 in the Bill and Annie Mueller Blue and Gold Classic to start the season 2-0. The Scotties led sta... read more »

Scottie Harriers Best Ever Third Place at Region Meet

  Scottie Harriers Best Ever Third Place at Region Meet The Highland Community College women’s cross country team finished in third place as a team at the Region VI Meet held last Saturday at Johnson County Community College, the highest a Scottie team has ever finished as a NJ... read more »

Scottie Men Finish in 10th Place at Region Meet

  Scottie Men Finish in 10th Place at Region Meet The Highland Community College men’s cross country team finished in 10th place at the Region VI Meet held last Saturday at Johnson County Community College. The Scotties finished with 246 team points. Colby Community College... read more »

Scotties Fall Short at Independence

  Scotties Fall Short at Independence The Highland Community College football team fell to the Independence Community College Pirates on the road on Sunday afternoon by the final of 31-24. The Scotties finished the season with a 2-7 overall mark and 1-6 record in Jayhawk Conferen... read more »

Priest Hired at HCC Wamego Center

Priest Hired at HCC Wamego Center Kelly Priest is the new Student Resource Representative for Highland Community College.  In her new position, she will be assisting students who attend HCC’s Regional Centers with the wide variety of academic and student development resources provi... read more »

HCC Students to Host Halloween Kids Carnival

HCC Students to Host Halloween Kids Carnival The Student Government Association and Student Activities at Highland Community College will be hosting a Halloween Kids Carnival on October 31 as an alternative Halloween experience for area kids.  The Halloween Kids Carnival will be held fro... read more »

Highland Nursing Program Displays Capabilities

Highland Nursing Program Displays Capabilities The nursing program at the Highland Community College Technical Center showed the public some of its teaching/learning capabilities at the Atchison Hospital Health Fair on Saturday, October 13.  Nursing instructors Janean Bowen and Cynthia J... read more »

Highland Women Start Season Nationally Ranked

Highland Women Start Season Nationally Ranked After having the most successful women's basketball season in Highland Community College history last season, the 2012-13 Scotties have been ranked #15 in the pre-season NJCAA National poll. The Scotties were ranked as high as 4th national... read more »

Scotties Score Second Win

Scotties Score Second Win The Highland Community College football team broke a four-game losing streak on Monday night with a home victory over the Benedictine College junior varsity by the final of 34-17.  The Scotties, 2-6 overall and 1-5 in Jayhawk Conference play, led 13-3 at hal... read more »

Scottie Men Finish Third at Johnson County

Scottie Men Finish Third at Johnson County The Scottie men had a strong showing on Saturday at Johnson County, finishing in third place as a team with 103 points. Colby Community College took the team championship with 17 points. Jonathan Burgess from Colby won the meet with a time of 26:08.8... read more »

Highland Volleyball Gains Win

Highland Volleyball Gains Win The Highland volleyball team snapped their losing streak on October 15 by clinching a win against Southeast Community College in three sets, 25-19, 25-21, 25-14.  The team started strong in the first set by never giving up the lead.  In the second set, ... read more »

Scottie Men Finish Third at Johnson County

Scottie Men Finish Third at Johnson County The Scottie men had a strong showing on Saturday at Johnson County, finishing in third place as a team with 103 points. Colby Community College took the team championship with 17 points. Jonathan Burgess from Colby won the meet with a time of 26:08.8... read more »

Taylor Finishes Second at Johnson County

Taylor Finishes Second at Johnson County The Highland Community College sophomore cross country runner Mary Kate Taylor (Chillicothe, Mo.) finished second at the Dave Burgess Open Meet held at Johnson County Community College on Saturday with a time of 19:46.9. Taylor led the 12th ranked ... read more »

Fourth Quarter Dooms Highland against Garden City

Fourth Quarter Dooms Highland against Garden City The Highland Community College football team took a 17-14 lead into the fourth quarter but just couldn’t keep the Garden City Community College Broncbusters out of the end zone and fell at home by the final of 28-17. The Scotties, 1-... read more »

Highland Men Run at Haskell

Highland Men Run at Haskell   The Highland Community College men’s cross country team competed on Saturday morning in Lawrence at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational. The Scottie men finished the meet as the sixth place team with 160 points. The University of... read more »

Highland Women Run at Haskell

Highland Women Run at Haskell The Highland Community College women’s cross country teams competed on Saturday morning in Lawrence at the Haskell Indian Nations University Invitational. The women Highland Harriers, ranked 12th in the nation, finished in sixth place as a team with 146... read more »

Highland BPA to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Highland BPA to Help Fight Breast Cancer The Highland Community College chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) will be conducting a series of activities to raise awareness about and money for breast cancer.  October has become breast cancer awareness month, and the BPA activi... read more »

Highland Homecoming Events Announced

Highland Homecoming Events Announced The events for this week’s Homecoming festivities as Highland Community College have been announced by Brad Dixon, Coordinator of Student Life for the College.  Homecoming activities will start on Monday, October 8, with Dig Pink Night at the Hi... read more »

Highland Vocal Music to Present Fall Concert

Highland Vocal Music to Present Fall Concert The Highland Community College Vocal Music department will present their fall concert on Thursday, October 11 and Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm in Culbertson Auditorium on the Highland Community College campus.  The concert will feature the ... read more »

Scottie Volleyball Struggles with Coffeyville

Scottie Volleyball Struggles with Coffeyville The Highland Volleyball team continues to struggle in conference play.  They hosted the Red Ravens of Coffeyville for Dig Pink Night and couldn’t capture the win.  Each match, the Scotties lead at several points but haven't bee... read more »

HIghland Volleyball to Conduct Kiddie Camp

Highland Volleyball to Conduct Kiddie Camp The Highland Community College volleyball team will be hosting a Kiddie Camp on October 28 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Walters Wellness Center for children ages three through kindergarten to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.  The Camp will be... read more »

Highland English Class Has Unique Experience

Highland English Class Has Unique Experience Highland Community College English instructor Greg Bryant used the fall season, ripe apples, and the availability of an apple press to provide his Creative Writing students with a unique opportunity to write about the process of making apple cider.... read more »

Highland Receives Ag Grant

Highland Receives Ag Grant Highland Community College has received notice that it has received a grant for its Viticulture and Enology programs. The Kansas Department of Agriculture has awarded grants to organizations across the state to promote education about and consumption of fruits and v... read more »

Ag Club Officers Elected at Highland

Ag Club Officers Elected at Highland The Highland Community College campus Ag Club is organized and operating again for the 2012-13 academic year. The chapter advisor is Clifford Hawk, the agriculture instructor at the College. Club officers were elected recently, and include President Nic Le... read more »

Scottie Football Falls to Hutch

Scottie Football Falls to Hutch The Highland Community College football team fell to the #13 ranked Hutchinson Blue Dragons at home on Saturday afternoon by the final of 49-12. The Scotties, 1-4 overall and 1-3 in Jayhawk Conference play, continued to struggle on offense, amassing a meage... read more »

Highland Men Run at Emporia Invitational

Highland Men Run at Emporia Invitational The Highland Community College men’s cross country team finished in sixteenth place at the Emporia State University Invitational Meet last Friday. The Scotties finished with 353 team points. Fort Hays State University won the meet with 32 tea... read more »

Scottie Women Finish Seventh at ESU

Scottie Women Finish Seventh at ESU The Highland Community College women’s cross country team finished in seventh place at the Emporia State University Invitational Meet last Friday. The 17th nationally ranked Scotties scored 184 team points to finish in the top ten. Fort Hays State... read more »

Highland Alum Named ESU Athlete of the Week

Highland Alum Named ESU Athlete of the Week Former Highland Community College standout distance runner David Keach (Neodesha) has been named Emporia State University Men’s Athlete of the Week. Keach was an All-Region Cross Country runner for the Scotties in 2011. He qualified in the... read more »

Highland to Host Family Day

Highland to Hold Family Day Family Day activities at Highland Community College will be held throughout Northeast Kansas on Saturday, September 22.  The Day’s activities will start with the annual Wild Dog Motorcycle Ride at 8:30 am.  The Wild Dog ride will conclude with a pas... read more »

Orville the Owl to Get Care from HCC

Orville the Owl to Get Care from HCC Usually, you hear about a deer that has run in front of or into a car.  For Highland Community College employee Kevin Burleson, it was an owl.  As a result of that collision, Orville the Owl – as Burleson named the wounded bird – ende... read more »

Family Day

Highland to Hold Family Day   Family Day activities at Highland Community College will be held throughout Northeast Kansas on Saturday, September 22.  The Day’s activities will start with the annual Wild Dog Motorcycle Ride at 8:30 am.  The Wild Dog ride will conclude wit... read more »

Highland to Host Family Day

Highland to Hold Family Day Family Day activities at Highland Community College will be held throughout Northeast Kansas on Saturday, September 22.  The Day’s activities will start with the annual Wild Dog Motorcycle Ride at 8:30 am.  The Wild Dog ride will conclude with a pas... read more »

HCC to Celebrate Constitution Day

HCC to Celebrate Constitution Day Following the direction of the United States Congress, which has mandated that all institutions that receive federal funding shall celebrate Constitution Day with their community, Highland Community College will have a variety of activities to mark the celebr... read more »

Scotties Run at Woody Greeno

Scotties Run at Woody Greeno The Highland Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed on Saturday in the famed Woody Greeno Invitational Meet, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The seventh ranked Scottie women finished in 23rd place as a team w... read more »

Highland Trustees Select Tharman for Board

Highland Trustees Select Tharman for Board The Highland Community College Board of Trustees selected Carl Tharman of rural Troy to fill the vacant position on the Board that resulted from the resignation of former Board member Russell Karn.  Tharman was selected from a pool of three Doni... read more »

Scottie Volleyball Defeats Allen

Scottie Volleyball Defeats Allen The Highland Community College volleyball team captured its first Jayhawk Conference win Wednesday night against Allen County.   The Scotties won a hard fought battle in four sets, 25-23, 25-22, 15-25, 25-23.  Each set, the Scotties had to fight... read more »

Cole Continues Winning Ways

Cole Continues Winning Ways Former Highland Community College volleyball player Alison Cole (Long Island) was named to the Days Inn/Super 8 Middle of Everywhere Classic All-Tournament squad.   She is currently playing for Southwestern Oklahoma University as a middle hitter.  So... read more »

Scottie Softball Welcomes New Faces

Scottie Softball Welcomes New Faces Fresh off the most successful season any Highland softball team has experienced, Coach Heidi Jordan welcomed fifteen new faces to add to the talented six returning sophomores from a year ago. The departure of eight sophomores and one freshman left a lot of ... read more »

Highland Harriers Run at Northwest Missouri

Highland Harriers Run at Northwest Missouri The Highland Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat Invitational Meet last Friday evening. The Scottie men finished third as a team with 67 points. The Scot... read more »

Scottie Cross Country Teams Ranked

Scottie Cross Country Teams Ranked The Highland Community College men and women’s cross country teams both burst onto the national scene with top 10 rankings. The Scottie women are ranked seventh in the country in the latest NJCAA Division I Hill N Dale rankings. The Scottie men are... read more »

Scotties Get First Win on Gridiron

Scotties Get First Win on Gridiron The Highland Community College football team got off the proverbial snide with a 32-10 road victory over the Dodge City Conquistadors on Saturday. The Scotties, 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Jayhawk Conference play, used a strong second half to pull away for th... read more »

Highland Volleyball Looking for First Conference Win

Highland Volleyball Looking for First Conference Win The Highland Community College volleyball team took their second straight loss in conference play Wednesday night as they hosted Kansas City Kansas Community College.  The Scotties battled to take the first set 28-26, but could not get... read more »

Scotties Named to All-Tournament Team

Scotties Named to All-Tournament Team The Highland Community College volleyball team took second place Saturday in the Graceland University JV/Community College Invitational.  The Scotties defeated the Graceland Jackets and Central Iowa JV in pool play to advance to the Gold bracket.&nbs... read more »

HIghland Cross County Men Run at Bob Timmons Classic

Highland Cross Country Men Run at Bob Timmons Classic The Highland Community College men’s cross country team competed over the weekend at the Bob Timmons Classic held at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence with a real challenge on the 6,000 meter course that was wet and muddy. The Scotties f... read more »

Scottie Women Harriers Start Season at Baker

Scottie Women Harriers Start Season at Baker The Highland Community College women’s cross country team opened their season with a strong showing at the Baker University Maple Leaf Invitational Meet on Saturday in Baldwin City. The Scotties finished fourth in the team standings with ... read more »

Highland Football Falls to NEO

Highland Football Falls to NEO The Highland Community College football team lost on the road Saturday night 36-12 to the Northeastern Oklahoma A & M Norsemen. The Scotties dug an early hole, giving the Norsemen a 9-0 first quarter lead.  NEO struck in the first minute of the game... read more »

Highland to Host College Planning Conference

Highland to Host College Planning Conference Every year, thousands of Kansas high school students face one of the most important decisions in their lives--where to continue their education. It's a choice that will have a lasting effect on their future lives--everything from how much they ... read more »

Highland Volleyball Wins Opener

Highland Volleyball Wins Opener The Highland Community College volleyball team won its season opener against Cloud County Community College.  The match was a struggle throughout, and the Scotties had the fight to finally win in five sets.  Cloud took the first set 25-14; Highland ca... read more »

Scottie Volleyball Team Harvests Grapes

Scottie Volleyball Harvests Grapes The Scottie volleyball team got their hands dirty as they responded to a request from Highland basketball alumnus Joe Laukemper to help harvest grapes at the Mound City Development Corporation Vineyard.  The volleyball team picked over 4,000 lbs of grap... read more »

Scottie Harriers Open Season at Allen County

Scottie Harriers Open Season at Allen County The Highland Community College Men’s Cross Country team opened the 2012 season by finishing in second place last Friday evening at the Kings Sandwich Duals meet hosted by Allen County Community College in Iola. The Scotties finished the m... read more »

Scotties Fall in Opener to Greyhounds

Scotties Fall in Opener to Greyhounds The Highland Community College football team fell in rainy conditions at home on Saturday night to the Fort Scott Greyhounds by the final of 20-7. The Scotties, 0-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play, took a first quarter lead when Contereze Pierce (J... read more »

Highland Volleyball to Host Junior High Night at Home Opener

Highland Volleyball to Host Junior High Night at Home Opener The Highland Community College volleyball team will open their season by hosting Cloud County on August 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Allen Field house on the HCC campus.  The Scottie volleyball team is inviting all junior high teams to t... read more »

Highland Men's Track Team Earns Academic Honor

Highland Men's Track and Field Team Earns Academic Honor The men's track and field team at Highland Community College was honored by the National Junior College Track and Field Coaches Association as "Academic Team of the Year" for 2012.  The men finished fifth in ... read more »

Highland Providing Risk Management Program Online

Highland Providing Risk Management Program Online Highland Community College is now offering its Risk Management program completely online. The Risk Management degree offers graduates the knowledge, concepts, activities, and applications necessary to provide their organization with a professi... read more »

Grube Hired to Teach Criminal Justice at Highland

Grube Hired to Teach Criminal Justice at Highland Johnathan Grube, a native of Basehor, will be the new Criminal Justice instructor at Highland Community College in the Fall.  Grube comes to the College from the Kansas Department of Revenue where he was a Law Clerk. Grube holds a bac... read more »

Highland Providing Free Technical Education to High School Juniors/Seniors

Highland Providing Free Technical Education to High School Juniors/Seniors Highland Community College has received news from the Kansas Legislature allowing it to provide free technical education to high school juniors and seniors. In an effort to jump start the work force, Kansas's new C... read more »

Highland Volleyball Achieves AVCA Academic Honors

Hghland Volleyball Achieves AVCA Academic Honors The Scottie volleyball team was honored with the AVCA Academic Award for the 2011-2012 school year.  The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintain... read more »

Euler Scholarships Established at Highland

Euler Scholarships Established at Highland The estate of Earl and Elmyra Euler included a bequest to the Highland Community College Foundation to establish the Earl E. and Elmyra (Susie) J. Euler Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The bequest creates an endowed fund at the College, and the proc... read more »

Highland Hires Bechtold as Transfer Advisor

Highland Hires Bechtold as Transfer Advisor Kimberly Bechtold has been named the Transfer Advisor in the Student Support Services (SSS) program at Highland Community College.  The SSS program is a federally funded grant program designed to assist students in achieving their academic goal... read more »

Myers Hired at Highland as Retention Coordinator

Myers Hired at Highland as Retention Coordinator Audrey Myers will be joining the Student Support Services (SSS) program at Highland Community College as the Retention Coordinator.  The SSS program is a federally funded grant program designed to assist students in achieving their academi... read more »

Highland Football Recruits Playing in All-Star Games

Highland Football Recruits Playing in All-Star Games Ryan Held, the new football coach at Highland Community College, and his staff would like to recognize the number of incoming student athletes who have been selected to play in various local All-Star games. Kansas vs. Missouri All Star&... read more »

Medical Coding Program Available Online at HCC

Medical Coding Program Available Online at HCC Elizabeth (Liz) Brey, JD, RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) has assumed new duties at Highland Community College as Director of the College’s Medical Coding Program.  This program is now available completely online throug... read more »

Alumni Games Set at Highland

Alumni Games Set at HCC Kelly Twombly, newly appointed Director of Alumni Services at Highland Community College, is looking forward to hosting her first Alumni Games, the annual Fall get-together of alumni and friends at the College.  This year’s Games are set for Saturday, August... read more »

Highland Football Recruits Playing in All-Star Games

Highland Football Recruits Playing in All-Star Games Ryan Held, the new football coach at Highland Community College, and his staff would like to recognize the number of incoming student athletes who have been selected to play in various local All-Star games. Kansas vs. Missouri All Star&... read more »

Medical Coding Program Available Online at HCC

Medical Coding Program Available Online at HCC Elizabeth (Liz) Brey, JD, RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) has assumed new duties at Highland Community College as Director of the College’s Medical Coding Program.  This program is now available completely online throug... read more »

Highland Hires Reading Teacher

Highland Hires Reading Instructor Highland Community College has hired Nancy Nelson as the new Reading Instructor.  She will begin her new role with the upcoming Fall semester at the College. Nelson comes to the College from the Savannah, MO school district where she was teaching rea... read more »

Nordman Hired for New Position at Highland

Nordman Hired for New Position at Highland Tyler Nordman, a 2009 graduate of Highland Community College, has been hired to fill the newly created position of Student Life Assistant at the College.  Nordman holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Newman University.  A ... read more »

Woodruff Changes Positions at Highland

Woodruff Changes Positions at Highland Kristin Woodruff, who has been serving as the Retention Coordinator in the Student Support Services program at Highland Community College, has been hired as the new Campus Counselor at the College.  She will assume her new duties on August 1. Wo... read more »

Alumni Games Set at Highland

Alumni Games Set at HCC Highland Community College alumni and friends are encouraged to put Saturday, August 18 on their calendars as the date of this year’s annual Alumni Games at the College.  The Games will again include an Alum Run and baseball, volleyball, and softball games p... read more »

Nine Highland Student Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors

Nine Highland Student Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors Nine Highland Community College student athletes distinguished themselves by earning high academic honors with the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).  Scottie athletes Tori Alderson, Ben Blecha, Erica Dwerlkotte... read more »

Volleyball Players Earn Academic Distinction

Volleyball Players Earn Academic Distinction Sophomore volleyball players Tori Alderson and Erica Dwerlkotte were awarded with the Superior Academic Achievement Award from the NJCAA. This award is given to student athletes who receive an overall grade point average from a 3.76 to 3.9.  T... read more »

Highland's Kudernatschova Named All American

Highland’s Kudernatschova Named All American Zuzana Kudernatschova, the record-setting pitcher for the Highland Community College softball team, has been named to the NJCAA All American First Team.  In her sophomore season, Kudernatschova threw a perfect game, led the Scotties to t... read more »

Highland's Hasenkamp and Taylor Medal at National Meet

Highland’s Hasenkamp and Taylor Medal at National Meet The Highland Community College women’s track team traveled to Levelland, TX for the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 16-19. The team finished 21st just missing their 5th top twenty finish. Becca... read more »

Highland and Health Department to Start Running Program

Highland and Health Department to Start Running Program Want to run, but you aren’t sure how to get started? Need motivation? Need a partner to run with you?   The Highland Community College Walters Wellness Center staff and the Health and Wellness Coordinator from the Northea... read more »

Highland Men's Track Named All Conference

Highland Men’s Track Named All Conference The Highland Community College men’s track team had three athletes named to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference All-Conference team. Josh Harden (Coral Springs, FL) in the triple jump and Derrick Schluter (Maryville, MO) i... read more »

Highland Personal Trainers Graduate

Highland Personal Trainers Graduate Four Highland Community College personal trainer students recently passed the National Exam for Personal Training Certification.  Along with their AS/AA degree diplomas, these graduates are now Certified Personal Trainers through the National Coun... read more »

Highland Offering Summer Camps

Highland Offering Summer Camps The Walters Wellness Center and athletic coaches at Highland Community College are offering three Summer Camps for area youth.  Women’s basketball Coach of the Year BJ Smith, new football coach Ryan Held, and volleyball coach Diana Gaddis and their st... read more »

Highland's Monty Named All Conference All Region

Scottie sophomore center fielder Jeremy Monty (Colorado Springs, CO) was rewarded for an outstanding season by being selected to the Jayhawk East All Conference First Team, as well as the eleven player All Region VI Team. Monty led the Scotties with a .418 batting average, had forty-eight run... read more »

Highland's Thomas Signs with Iowa

Highland’s Thomas Signs with Iowa Highland Community College freshman basketball player Kathy Thomas has signed to play at the University of Iowa. Thomas was a part of a freshman class that won the most games in school history at 28-4, a second place finish in the Jayhawk Conference... read more »

Twombly Assumes New Roles at Highland

Twombly Assumes New Roles at Highland Kelly Twombly, longtime Director of Financial Aid at Highland Community College, is assuming new roles at the College.  She will be Director of Alumni Services, which will officially start July 1, and also Spirit Squads Coach, the duties of which she... read more »

Waggoner to Direct Highland Financial Aid

Waggoner to Direct Highland Financial Aid Christi Waggoner has been hired as the new Director of Financial Aid at Highland Community College.  Currently Director of the Student Support Services federal grant at the College, Waggoner will begin her new duties on May 21. A graduate of ... read more »

Hartman Hired at Highland

Hartman Hired at Highland Melissa Hartman has been hired as a Registered Nurse instructor at Highland Community College.  She will also serve as the Coordinator of Allied Health.  Hartman comes to the College from the University of Kansas Medical Center where she was the Clinic Nurs... read more »

Kindermusick Returning to Highland

Kindermusik Returning to Highland Kindermusik is returning to the schedule of summer activities at the Walters Wellness Center at Highland Community College.  This series of Kindermusik sessions focuses on alternative methods of communication, particularly signing.  Each session cos... read more »

Highland Prepares for 2012 Commencement

Highland Prepares for 2012 Commencement Plans have been finalized for the 2012 commencement exercises at the Highland Community College campus.  The 2012 commencement will be held outdoors on Thursday evening, May 10, at 7:00 pm on Kessinger Field on the HCC campus.  Over 150 gradua... read more »

Scotties Eliminated in Region Baseball Playoffs

Scotties Eliminated in Region Playoffs The Highland Scotties were eliminated from the NJCAA Region VI playoffs Sunday as Hutchinson Community College hit four home runs in taking a 12-7 win in the elimination game.  The Blue Dragons led 3-0 going into the top of the fifth inning when... read more »

Scotties Drop Game One of Super Regional, Rebound in Second Game

Scotties Drop Game One of Super Regional to Hutch, Rebound Against Butler Hutchinson Community College defeated the Highland Scotties 4-2 in game one of the NJCAA Region VI Super Regional Tournament in Chanute, but the Scotties stayed alive in the Tournament as they rebounded to defeat Butler... read more »

Taylor Takes 10,000 at Region Meet

Taylor Takes 10,000 at Region Meet The Scottie women’s track team traveled to Hutchinson for the 2012 NJCAA Division I Region VI Championships and Conference Championships on May 3-5.  Despite unseasonable hot temperatures and high humidity, the Scotties stayed focused.  Fresh... read more »

Highland Softball Returning to National Tournament

Highland Softball Returning to National Tournament The Highland Community College softball team, currently ranked eighth in the NJCAA Division II polls, is returning to the National Tournament after a 3-0 run through the NJCAA Region VI Tournament held at Hummer Park in Topeka.  The Scot... read more »

Scottie Baseball Clinches Playoff Spot

Scottie Baseball Clinches Playoff Spot After suffering two tough losses on Saturday, the Highland Community College baseball team rebounded to take both games Monday, April 30, defeating Fort Scott 5-1 and 5-4 in eight innings to clinch a playoff spot in Region VI Sub-Regionals May 5-7 in Cha... read more »

Scottie Volleyball Players Named to Jayhawk All Academic Team

Scottie Volleyball Players Named to Jayhawk All Academic Team Seven members of the Highland Community College volleyball squad were named to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference All Academic Team for the Fall semester.  Tori Alderson (Abilene), Alison Cole (Long Island), Erica... read more »

Scottie Softball Advances in District Play

Scottie Softball Advances in District Play The Highland softball team defeated Coffeyville Community College in the first round of the district tournament to advance this weekend to the second round in Topeka.  The Scotties will face off with Brown Mackie on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.  ... read more »

Softball Climbs to Eight in National Ranking

Softball Climbs to Eight in National Ranking Fresh off their sweep of then ranked #7 Labette Community College where the Scotties clinched a share of the Jayhawk East title, the Highland softball team has jumped to #8 in the latest NJCAA DII poll.  When the poll was due, the Scotties wer... read more »

Highland Baseball Splits at Allen

Highland Baseball Splits at Allen The Highland Community College baseball team traveled to Allen Community College over the weekend, winning 4-3 and 6-5 on Saturday, before losing 7-1 and 3-1 on Sunday to gain a split in the four game series.  Both teams are 13-19 in Jayhawk play heading... read more »

Scottie Softball Earns Share of Jayhawk East Title

Softball Earns Share of Jayhawk East Title The Scottie softball team knew they had a tough task ahead of them last week when they had to travel to #11 nationally ranked Labette Community College. Last season, the Lady Cardinal swept Highland at Scottie Park to earn their first conference soft... read more »

Two Softball Scotties Honored Nationally

Two Softball Scotties Honored Nationally Two members of the Highland softball team have received national recognition for their outstanding performances last week. Megan Plouvier (Shawnee) and Zuzana Kudernatschova (Czech Republic) both received KJCCC Player of the Week and NJCAA National Pla... read more »

Kudernatschova Tosses Perfect Game

Kudernatschova Tosses Perfect Game Highland’s pitching standout Zuzana Kudernatschova (Czech Republic) is continuing her dominant season on the mound for the Scotties. On Monday she threw a perfect game in a 1-0 win over North Central Community College.  Zuzana needed only eighty-f... read more »

Alderson and Cole Sign to Continue Volleyball Careers

Alderson and Cole Sign to Continue Volleyball Careers Tori Alderson (Abilene) and Alison Cole (Long Island) both signed a national letter of intent to continue their volleyball careers for two more years.  Alderson signed to play at Newman University and Cole will be playing at Southwest... read more »

Taylor Breaks Record at Highland

Taylor Breaks Record at Highland Mary Kate Taylor, a freshman from Chillicothe, MO, set a new Highland Community College record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:37.59 just four seconds off the national qualifying standard. This would place her 1st in the event at the Darrel G... read more »

Highland's Thomas Named First Team All-American

Highland's Thomas Named First Team All-American The women's basketball program at Highland has amassed yet another award from the 2011-12 season. Kathy Thomas (Flint, MI) has been named an NJCAA first team All-American. Thomas was selected as Jayhawk Conference Player of the Year... read more »

Bowser Signs to Play Basketball at Highland

Bowser Signs to Play Basketball at Highland Ryann Bowser, daughter of Bryan and Jamie Bowser of Rural Holton, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Highland Community College in 2012-13. "Ryann has done nothing but win basketball games in her high school career, an... read more »

Highland's Kudernatschova Breaking Records

Highland's Kudernatschova Breaking Records   Highland Community College sophomore pitcher Zuzana Kudernatschova from Prague, Czech Republic, is re-writing the College record books for the Scotties this season. Last Thursday, in a 6-0 win against Maple Woods, she recorded her 227t... read more »

Hasenkamp Throws All Time Best at Northwest

Hasenkamp Throws All Time Best at Northwest On a cold and rainy day, the women’s track team traveled to the Jock’s Nitch Northwest Missouri State University Open Meet on Saturday, April 7. Despite the weather, the team stepped up and achieved seven personal best times and marks at... read more »

Highland Baseball Takes Three from Labette

Highland Baseball Takes Three from Labette After playing sixteen of their twenty Jayhawk League games on the road, the Highland baseball team returned to their home field and won three of four games against Labette Community College over the weekend. In the series opener, Labette took adv... read more »

Softball Stays Hot in Region Play

Softball Stays Hot In Region Play The Scottie softball squad completed another successful week on the diamond by going 7-1 last week. Highland opened the week’s action with four games against KCK and Neosho County at home before hitting the road for a big weekend series against Hutchins... read more »

Highland to Create Ropes Course on Klinefelter Farm

Highland to Create Ropes Course on Klinefelter Farm Brad Dixon, Coordinator of Student Life at Highland Community College, recently completed his Level I Certification as a facilitator of challenge courses.  Dixon’s certification is part of a plan to create a low ropes challenge co... read more »

HCC Ag Club Celebrates National Ag Day

HCC Ag Club Celebrates National Ag Day The Highland Community College Ag Club helped promote National Agriculture Day the week of March 5-9.  The week’s activities included creating posters to display around campus to promote one of the largest U.S. industries -- agriculture. ... read more »

Harp/Flute Featured at Final Fusion Concert

Harp/Flute Featured at Final Fusion Concert The Fusion concert series at Highland Community College will close its 2011-12 season with a harp and flute duo on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 pm in the Highland United Methodist Presbyterian Church across the street from the Highland campus.  T... read more »

Highland Baseball Splits with Indy

Highland Baseball Splits with Indy The Scottie baseball team continued league play as they traveled to Independence on Saturday and Sunday for a four game series. In game one, HCC rallied from an 11-6 deficit to take a 12-11 lead entering the bottom of the seventh inning only to see t... read more »

Highland's Smith Named National Coach of the Year

Highland’s Smith Named National Coach of the Year   B.J. Smith, head coach of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team, has been named 2012 Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year on the community college level.  He joins Baylor University head c... read more »

Women's Track Competes at Baker and Emporia

Women’s Track Competes at Baker and Emporia The Highland Community College women's track team traveled to Baker University for the Baker Relays on March 24. Because of Spring Break, not all the Scotties participated.  Those who were able to participate competed very well consid... read more »

Henrickson to Address HCC Women's Basketball

Henrickson to Address HCC Women’s Basketball University of Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson will be the keynote speaker at the Highland Community College women’s basketball banquet.  The banquet will be held April 23 at 6:00 pm at the Highland community... read more »

Highland Softball Improves to 22-8

Highland Softball Improves to 22-8 The Scottie softball squad went a perfect 4-0 last week in Region VI action at Scottie Park. On Friday, Highland beat Brown Mackie College by scores of 9-1 and 6-0. Zuzana Kudernatschova (Czech Republic) and Lauren Massey (Lawrence) picked up the victories o... read more »

HCC Wamego Center Offering Spring Intersession Classes

HCC Wamego Center Offering Spring Intersession Classes The Highland Community College Wamego Center will be running three classes during a May intersession.   These courses will be offered in a condensed period to allow participants to take advantage of the time traditionally betwee... read more »

Highland's Smith Finalist for WBCA National Coach of the Year

Highland’s Smith Finalist for WBCA National Coach of the Year BJ Smith, the women’s head basketball coach at Highland Community College, is a finalist for 2012 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association National Junior/Community College Coach of the Year honor.&... read more »

Motown Coming to Highland

Motown Coming to Highland The Highland Community College Vocal Music department will present its annual spring concert on March 29 and March 31st at 7:30 PM.  The concert will feature music from the Motown era performed by the HCC Chorus and Lads & Lassies.  Admission is free. ... read more »

Highland to Conduct Annual Art Day

Highland to Conduct Annual Art Day One of the most popular student events hosted annually at Highland Community College is the Art Day, hosted by the College Art, Design, and Photography Department.  This year’s Art Day, to be held on April 26, will be the 32nd Annual High School A... read more »

Highland Hosting Annual All-Star Games

Highland Hosting Annual All-Star Games On Sunday, April 1, over 75 high school student athletes, their families, and friends will flood the campus in Highland for the Highland Community College All-Star Games.  Outstanding high school athletes were nominated by area coaches and selected ... read more »

Highland Baseball Drops Three to Cowley

Highland Baseball Drops Three to Cowley Jayhawk league leader Cowley County came back after losing game one of a four game series to win the last three games over Highland Community College.  The wins push Cowley County to 10-2 in league play, while the Scotties drop to 4-8. In game ... read more »

Highland Baseball Takes North Central

Highland Baseball Takes North Central Jerad Hawkins‘(Wathena) RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Highland a 2-1 win over North Central Missouri State College in a non-league game.  Derek Hammer (Rossville) led off the ninth inning with a single, followed by a one out... read more »

Foundation Scholars Selected at Highland

Foundation Scholars Selected at Highland The Highland Community College Foundation Board of Directors has announced the selection of the new class of Foundation Scholars.  Students selected as Foundation Scholars for the Fall of 2012 are Keshana Cook, Megan Griffiths, and Jake Swalley. &... read more »

College Financial Aid Alert

College Financial Aid Alert Officials at Highland Community College are receiving messages from concerned parents about the cost of completing the FAFSA report, a document that is required for students seeking financial aid at colleges and universities.  Those concerned parents had used ... read more »

Highland Tech Center Program Changes Name

Highland Tech Center Program Changes Name The Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program at the Highland Community College Technical Center is changing its name to Engineering Graphics and Technologies (EGT). The logic behind the program name change included several factors, including student unde... read more »

Highland Tech Center Program Changes Name

Highland Tech Center Program Changes Name   The Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program at the Highland Community College Technical Center is changing its name to Engineering Graphics and Technologies (EGT). The logic behind the program name change included several factors, including s... read more »

Highland Baseball Splits at Johnson County

Highland Baseball Splits at Johnson County The Highland Community College baseball team resumed conference play traveling to Johnson County Community College for a week-end series.  On Friday, Johnson County used the big inning in defeating HCC 9-6 and 7-5, to sweep the doubleheader, but... read more »

March is Athletic Training Month

March is Athletic Training Month On behalf of the 30,000 athletic trainers (AT’s) across the country, Highland Community College head athletic trainer Kyle Montgomery, is pleased to be part of a national celebration of March as Athletic Training Month.  What began as a nice but non... read more »

Softball Splits with Johnson County

Softball Splits With Johnson County The Scottie softball team traveled to Overland Park to face Johnson County in their first Conference action of the 2012 season. In the first game of the double-header, multiple mistakes would prove very costly for the Scotties. Highland committed five error... read more »

HIghland Players Earn Conference Honors

Highland Players Earn Conference Honors Two members of the Highland Community College women’s basketball team and one on the men’s team have been recognized by the Conference for their contributions in the the 2011-12 season.  Kathryn Thomas and Sharniece Lewis from the Scott... read more »

Scottie Women Earn Conference Honors

Scottie Women Earn Conference Honors After having the most successful season in the history of the College, two members of the Scottie women’s basketball team have been recognized by the Conference for their contributions. Freshman Kathryn Thomas is the Jayhawk East Conference ... read more »

Upchurch Named First Team in Jayhawk East

Upchurch Named First Team in Jayhawk East Sophomore De’Andre Upchurch (Flint, MI) has been named an All-Jayhawk Eastern Conference First Team selection. Upchurch led both Jayhawk Conferences in scoring with 25.9 points per game average and three point shots made at 4.03 per game. He... read more »

Scottie Men Fall to Cavaliers in Overtime

Scottie Men Fall to Cavaliers in Overtime The Highland Community College men’s basketball team ended their season with an overtime loss at home to the Johnson County Cavaliers on Tuesday night by the final of 79-77. The Scotties jumped out to a 10-2 early lead but the Cavaliers resp... read more »

Scottie Baseball Opens League Play

Scottie Baseball Opens League Play Week two of the baseball season started off well for the Scotties, as they won their first three games, defeating Southeast Nebraska by scores of 15-2 and 5-2 on Thursday, March 1.  After being rained out on Saturday, March 3, the Scotties traveled to K... read more »

Highland's Kudernatschova Player of the Week

Highland’s Kudernatschova Player of the Week Highland Community College pitcher Zuzana Kudernatschova has been named the 2012 KJCCC Verizon Wireless Division II Softball Player of the Week for her performance over a three game stretch where she did not allow a run in three straight shut... read more »

Massey Perfect in Softball Sweep

Massey Perfect in Softball Sweep Freshman Lauren Massey (Lawrence) completed a task this past Thursday against St. Mary’s University that most pitchers never achieve in their career -- a perfect game. That feat would be the icing on the cake for the Scotties as they swept the Spires by ... read more »

Scottie Softball Goes 5-0 at Concordia

Scottie Softball Goes 5-0 at Concordia The Highland Community College softball team traveled to Concordia this past weekend for their final tune-up games before conference action. HCC won all five games to improve to 10-4 on the season. In game one, Highland defeated Brown Mackie, 10-2. Laure... read more »

Massey Perfect in Softball Sweep

Massey Perfect in Softball Sweep Freshman Lauren Massey (Lawrence) completed a task this past Thursday against St. Mary’s University that most pitchers never achieve in their career -- a perfect game. That feat would be the icing on the cake for the Scotties as they swept the Spires by ... read more »

Highland Women Compete at National Track and Field Championships

Highland Women Compete at National Track and Field Championships Highland Community College was represented at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL on March 2-3 by Cassie Waggoner and Mary Kate Taylor. Waggoner, a sophomore from ... read more »

Ganstrom Photography on Display in Yost Gallery

Ganstrom Photography on Display in Yost Gallery The Photography of Wendell Ganstrom will be exhibited in the Walter Yost Art Gallery on the campus of Highland Community College from March 13 to April 14.  The Yost Gallery is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each weekday. Ga... read more »

Highland Offering Grape Growing Workshops

Highland Offering Grape Growing Workshops Highland Community College, with funding from the Kansas Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, is hosting a series of free viticulture (grape growing) workshops around Kansas in 2012. There will be nine workshops in all, on... read more »

Scottie Skid Continues with Loss at Coffeyville

Scottie Skid Continues with Loss at Coffeyville The Highland Community College men’s basketball team’s losing streak increased to three games with a lop-sided loss at the hands of the Coffeyville Red Ravens on Saturday night by the final of 98-74. The Scotties came out cold on... read more »

Highland Alum Continuing Softball Success

Highland Alum Continuing Softball Success Former Highland softball standout Tayler Nave (Topeka), now playing at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS, was named College Sports Madness Player of the Week in the SWAC conference for her outstanding play over the past week. While at Highland, ... read more »

HCC Business Club Places at State Competition

HCC Business Club Places at State Competition Eight members of the Highland Community College Business Club recently attended the State Convention in Wichita. During the State Convention, the students competed in various business contests against members of other clubs.  The Highland stu... read more »

Highland Softball Shows Well in Fort Worth

Highland Softball Shows Well in Fort Worth The HCC softball team competed in the Cowtown Classic tournament this past weekend in                   Fort Worth, TX. This was a good opportunity for the Scot... read more »

Scottie Rally Falls Short at Neosho

Scottie Rally Falls Short at Neosho The Highland Community College men’s basketball team mounted a furious rally late in the second half but came up short with a 101-95 loss at Neosho County on Saturday night. The Scotties, 15-13 overall and 8-8 in Jayhawk East action, did not play ... read more »

Kindermusik Session Scheduled at HCC

Kindermusik Session Scheduled at HCC  A Kindermusik playdate has been added to the Spring schedule of events at the Walters Wellness Center at Highland Community College.  This Kindermusik session, scheduled for Monday, March 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, focuses on Music Moves Us! for ... read more »

Upchurch Sets HCC Scoring Mark in WIn

Upchurch Sets HCC Scoring Mark in Win Coming off the bench for the first time in his college career, Highland Community College sophomore guard De’Andre Upchurch (Flint, MI) surpassed the all-time HCC scoring mark of 1,400 points set last year by Jarmar Gulley. Upchurch scored a gam... read more »

Women Compete at Region Meet

Women Compete at Region Meet The women’s track and field team competed at the Region VI meet at Kansas State University on February 19.  Leading the team were Sammy Meisenheimer (Baldwin City), Mary Kate Taylor (Chillicothe, MO), and Cassie Waggoner (Horton). Taylor ran a career be... read more »

HCC Students Honored at PTK Awards Luncheon

HCC Students Honored at PTK Awards Luncheon Two Highland Community College students – Rodney Steinlage of Seneca and Devin Shaffer of Sabetha -- were honored when Kansas saluted 49 top community college scholars for their academic accomplishments in an award ceremony February 16 at the ... read more »

Scottie Softball Earns Split at Benedictine

Scottie Softball Earns Split at Benedictine The 2012 Highland softball team took the field for the first time this past Saturday, earning a split at Benedictine College. In game one, Zuzana Kudernatschova (Czech Republic) picked up right where she left off last spring on the mound. She pitche... read more »

Scottie Men Roll Past Greyhounds

Scottie Men Roll Past Greyhounds The Highland Community College men’s basketball team got its 14th victory of the season on Saturday afternoon with an easy win over the Fort Scott Greyhounds by the final of 89-55. The Scotties, 14-12 overall and 7-7 in Jayhawk East play, raced out t... read more »

Highland Education Students Honor Marian Thompson

Highland Education Students Honor Marian Thompson As part of their studies and increased awareness of predecessors in the profession, Highland Community College students in the Education Club decided to honor the work, both past and present, of local retired educator Marian Thompson.  To... read more »

Yost Gallery to Exhibit Nebraska Art

Yost Gallery to Exhibit Nebraska Art Artwork from the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) will be on display in the Walter Yost Art Gallery on the campus of Highland Community College from February 7 to March 8.  The Yost Gallery is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each weekday. ... read more »

HIghland Student Leaders to Support Food Pantry

Highland Student Leaders to Support Food Pantry Student Leaders at Highland Community College have been learning about the effects of hunger in America and opportunities to address that issue locally.  As a result, they will be raising funds for the Highland Food Pantry by selling Indian... read more »

Highland Softball Preparing for 2012 Season

Highland Softball Preparing for 2012 Season In only a few short days, the Highland Community College softball team will take the field in its first games of the season. Coming off a record-setting season in 2011 which saw the Scotties win a second straight Region 6 title, the team has high as... read more »

Late Rally Not Enough for Scottie Men, Fall to Pirates

Late Rally Not Enough for Scottie Men, Fall to Pirates The Highland Community College men’s basketball team fell at home on Wednesday night to the Independence Pirates by the final of 82-77. The Scotties, 11-11 overall and 5-6 in Jayhawk East play, never led and fell behind by as ma... read more »

Upchurch Nets Second Player of Week Honor

Upchurch Nets Second Player of Week Honor Highland Community College sophomore guard De’Andre Upchurch (Flint, MI) has again been honored as the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week. Upchurch led all scorers with a career-high 40 points in a home loss to #2 NJCAA D-I ranked Coffeyv... read more »

Scottie Softball Nationally Ranked

Scottie Softball Nationally Ranked The first NJCAA softball rankings for the 2012 season were announced last Friday.  After back to back Region 6 championships, the Highland Scotties are ranked twelfth in the nation’s top twenty teams.  Coming off of a 38-15 record in the 2011... read more »

HIghland Students in Wichita Grand Opera

Highland Students in Wichita Grand Opera Highland Community College vocal music instructor Shayna Leahy came to College after working with the Wichita Grand Opera (WGO).  As a result of her contacts with the WGO, Leahy has been able to provide excellent educational experiences for Highla... read more »

Diversity Awareness Week

Diversity Awareness Week Highland Community College’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted its first campus-wide event where students, staff, and faculty were given a handcrafted rainbow-patterned ribbon to show their support for the diversity of HCC.  Along with the ribbons, each da... read more »

Highland Football Players Sign National Letters

Highland Football Players Sign National Letters Five members of the Highland Community College football squad signed National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers at universities from coast to coast.  Colby Brown (Augusta, GA) signed with East Carolina University, Devonta ... read more »

National Poll Climb Continues for Highland Women

National Poll Climb Continues for Highland Women The 19-1 Highland community College women’s basketball team continues to climb the national rankings as they rose to the #4 spot in the latest NJCAA national poll. Highland began the season unranked and have not had a winni... read more »

Highland Women Excel at Track and Field

Highland Women Excel at Track and Field The 2012 Highland Community College women’s track team went to Johnson County Community College for the Cavalier Night Relays on January 28. Freshman runner Mary Kate Taylor (Chillicothe, MO) set a field house record and won the 3,000 meter in 11:... read more »

Scottie Men Drop Two

Scottie Men Drop Two, Slip to 10-9 The Highland Community College men’s basketball team’s losing streak increased to three games with a road loss at Allen County on Saturday night by the final of 89-76. On Wednesday, Neosho County dropped the Scotties at home by the final of 95-84... read more »

Highland Women Continue to Climb

Highland Women Continue to Climb In a week the Highland women’s basketball team moved up to the #5 spot in the national rankings -- the highest ranking in the history of the program -- they went 2-0 in Jayhawk conference play to move to 7-1 on the Conference season and 19-1 overall. ... read more »

Highland Theatre to Perform The Snow Queen

Highland Theatre to Perform The Snow Queen The Snow Queen is coming to the Mary Helen Porter Stage in Culbertson Auditorium on the campus of Highland Community College as the Highland Student Theatre Company’s (HSTC) annual Children’s Theatre Production on February 10, 11, and 12.... read more »

Technical Center to Conduct Visit Day

HCC Technical Center to Conduct Visit Day The public is invited to a Visit Day at the Highland Community College Technical Center to be held on March 13 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the HCC Tech Center facility at 1501 W. Riley in Atchison, across the street from Atchison High School. HCC... read more »

Highland Nursing Students Promoting Heart Health

Highland Nursing Students Promoting Heart Health After learning that heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined, the Highland Community College Technical Center Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students are going to “Paint Atchison Red for Women” and help to create ... read more »

Guitarist Next Fusion Concert at Highland

Guitarist Next Fusion Concert at Highland Guitarist Anthony Snape will be the next performer in the Fusion concert series at Highland Community College.  Snape previously performed at the College as the warm-up act to internationally renowned guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.  Snape will be... read more »

Highland Women Continue to Climb National Rankings

Highland Women Continue to Climb in National Rankings The Highland Community College women’s basketball team has moved up to the number six spot in the NJCAA National Rankings. After having one of the best starts in school history at 15-1, the women from Highland have climbed two mo... read more »

Highland Women Win Again, Move Up in National Rankings

Highland Women Win Again, Move Up in National Rankings On a day the Highland Community College women’s basketball team moved up to number eight in the National NJCAA poll, they also got their 13th win of the season over Kansas City Kansas Community College 81-34 to push their record to ... read more »

Forsberg Returns to HCC

Forsberg Returns to HCC Peggy Forsberg is returning to Highland Community College in an expanded role from her previous positions with the College.  Previously the site coordinator for both HCC’s Perry and Wamego Centers, she left HCC to become the Dean of Instruction at Independen... read more »

HCC Art Faculty Exhibit in Yost Gallery

HCC Art Faculty Exhibit in Yost Gallery Members of the Highland Community College art faculty are featured in the opening exhibit of the second semester at the Walter Yost Art Gallery on the Highland campus.  The faculty show will run until February 2, and the Gallery is open for public ... read more »

Highland's Upchurch Named NJCAA/Jayhawk Player of the Week

Highland’s Upchurch Named NJCAA/Jayhawk Player of the Week After learning he was named the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week, Highland Community College sophomore guard De’Andre Upchurch (Flint, MI) found out he is also the NJCAA Division II National Player of the Week. .U... read more »

Highland Women Get Conference Road Win

Highland Women Get Conference Road Win Coming off a tough home loss to open the conference season, the tenth ranked Highland Community College women's basketball team got a gigantic Jayhawk Conference road win, 62-58 against the eleventh ranked Independence Commun... read more »

Scottie Men Begin Conference at 2-0

Scottie Men Begin Conference with 2-0 Record   The Highland Community College men’s basketball team is off to their best start in conference play under Head Coach Jerre Cole. The Scotties downed Region VI D-II rival Johnson County on Wednesday night at home by the final of 71-6... read more »

Scottie Women Prepare for Conference Action

Scottie Women Preparing for Conference season   The Highland Community College women’s basketball team has had very little opportunity to relish in their #10 National ranking and 11-0 first semester record as they return from Christmas break to prepare for play in the powerful ... read more »

Junior/Senior Day

January 25, 2012 at 9:00am Culbertson Auditorium The event will begin in Culbertson Auditorium with check-in at 8:30 a.m. Our program will begin at 9:00 and formal activities will conclude around 11:30 a.m. At that time, we invite you to be our guest for lunch. Tours of campus ... read more »

Scottie Men Get Pair of Wins

Scottie Men Get Pair of Wins   The Highland Community College men’s basketball team swept a pair of home games in convincing style to move to 6-4 for the season. On Tuesday night, the Scotties avenged an earlier loss to defeat the Hesston Larks by the final of 90-72. On Friday ... read more »

HCC's Thomas Named Player of the Week

  HCC’s Thomas Selected Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week   Freshman Kathy Thomas has been a part of Highland’s undefeated 10-0 start this season and was recognized as The Verizon Wireless Player of the Week in the Jayhawk Conference. Thomas averaged 22 point... read more »

Highland Women Nationally Ranked

Highland Women Nationally Ranked   The Highland Community College women’s basketball team has started the season 10-0, initially entered the NJCAA rankings at #16, and has now climbed to #10. "We are excited about our start and I think it’s nice to be recognized, but... read more »

Scottie Women Win 10th Straight

Scottie Women Win 10th Straight   Highland jumped out to an early 10-1 lead against region foe Hesston and never looked back in winning their tenth regular season and third region game to go 10-0, 3-0.   The Scotties used full court pressure to create several double digi... read more »

HCC Student Scores High on GED

HCC Student Scores High on GED   Sabetha native Daniel Strahm recently received notice that he is a recipient of the 2010 National Award for Outstanding Achievement on the Tests of General Educational Development (GED) from Educational Testing Service.  The GED is commonly used ... read more »

Scotties Roll Vikings

Scotties Roll Vikings 111-58   The Highland Community College men’s basketball team cruised to an easy home opener victory over the Missouri Valley College Junior Varsity by the final of 111-58 on Monday night.   The Scotties, 4-3 overall, led from start to finish,... read more »

Highland Hires Held as Head Football Coach

Highland Hires Held as Head Football Coach   Highland Community College officials have announced the hiring of Ryan Held as the head football coach for the Scotties.  Held, a native of Overland Park, most recently served as the offensive coordinator at #3 nationally ranked Butle... read more »

Scottie Women Still Undefeated

Scottie Women Still Undefeated   The Highland Community College women’s basketball team went into the Thanksgiving holiday with a 6-0 record after defeating Southwestern Iowa 99-37 in the friendly confines of Allen Field House. The Scotties forced 16 first half turnovers t... read more »

Highland Women Successfully Start Region Play

Highland Women Successfully Start Region Play   The 2011-12 Highland Community College women’s basketball team came out the blocks quickly in region play as they jumped ahead of the Hesston Lady Larks 13-0 and never looked back, cruising to a 73-42 victory on the road to push t... read more »

Highland Women Run Well at National Marathon Meet

Highland Women Run Well at National Marathon Meet   Three members of the Highland Community College women’s cross country team participated in the NJCAA National Half Marathon Championship on the Silver Comet Trail in Dallas, GA, on November 19, hosted by Chattahoochee Technica... read more »

Highland's Keach Sets Bar High

Highland’s Keach Sets Bar High   Highland Community College sophomore cross country runner David Keach had a successful season this year, a season that was in doubt as he concluded his freshman season.  Keach is the first Divison I All-Region Cross Country runner in Colleg... read more »

Walters Wellness Center Offers Gift Ideas

Walters Wellness Center Offers Gift Ideas   The staff at the Walters Wellness Center on the campus of Highland Community College is offering a gift certificate that may just answer your Christmas giving needs.  A gift certificate good toward membership at the Walters Wellness Ce... read more »

Joey+Rory Add Second Concert at Highland

Joey+Rory to Perform Second Show at Highland   The highly popular country music duo Joey+Rory is going to stay an extra night and do a second performance at Highland Community College.  After learning that their November 29 performance of A Farmhouse Christmas is sold out, Rory ... read more »

Scottie Harriers Compete at Nationals

Scottie Harriers Compete at Nationals   The Highland Community College cross country teams competed over the weekend at the NJCAA Division I National Championship Meet held in Hobbs, New Mexico.   The Scottie men competed as a team and finished the meet with a 31st place... read more »

Scotties Earn All Conference Honors

Scotties Earn All-Conference Honors   The Highland Community College football team placed seven sophomores on the 2011 All-Jayhawk Conference Teams.    Punter Cameron Owens (Topeka) headed all the Scotties as Second Team selection after a solid season. Owens had 51 ... read more »

Scottie Women Continue to Win

Scottie Women Continue to Win   The Highland Community College women’s basketball team beat the University of St. Mary 87-61 Monday to push their record to 4-0 under new head coach B. J. Smith.     The Scotties led 47-28 at the half, with Kathryn Thomas (... read more »

Scottie Men Drop Two Out West

Scottie Men Drop Two Out West   The Highland Community College men’s basketball team found life in the Jayhawk Western Conference a little tough going this early in the season at the Garden City Community College Pepsi Classic over the weekend. The Scotties fell to Jayhawk West... read more »

Native American Art

Native American Art Exhibited in Yost Gallery   The artwork of Native American Reuben IronHorse-Kent will be on display in the Walter Yost Art Gallery from November 15 to December 15.  The Yost Gallery is on the campus of Highland Community College and is open to the public from... read more »

Fusion Concert Series Continues at HCC

Three concerts are left in the Fusion concert series at Highland Community College -- one this month and two in the Spring semester. On November 29, the nationally popular country duo with deep local roots, Joey + Rory, will be returning home for a Christmas show at 7:30 pm. After learni... read more »

HCC Viticulture and Enology Program Awarded Grants

Scott Kohl, director of Highland Community College’s viticulture and enology program, has received word of two grants in support of the program. In late August, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) with the new des... read more »

HCC Music to Present Fall Concert

The Highland Community College vocal music department will present their fall concert on Thursday, October 20 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm on the Mary Helen Porter Stage in Culbertson Auditorium on the HCC campus. The concert will feature the HCC Chorus and Lads & Lassies under the dir... read more »

Clay Sculptor Exhibits in Yost Gallery

The artwork of clay sculptor Jed Schlegel will be on display in the Walter Yost Art Gallery on the campus of Highland Community College from October 10 through November 10. The Yost Gallery is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each weekday. Jed Schlegel is simply doing with his artw... read more »

HCC Receives Technical Grant

Highland Community College has received confirmation that it will receive an $800,000 grant that will aid in expanding several programs at the HCC Technical Center in Atchison and the various regional campuses in the College’s nine county service area in Northeast Kansas. The $800,000 ... read more »

HCC to Host Holiday Faire

  The SHINE Team at Highland Community College will be hosting a Holiday Faire on December 3 that will include craft vendors, entertainment, and a bake sale to benefit the Doniphan County Council on Aging. The Holiday Faire will be held in the Walters Wellness Center on the HCC ... read more »